Warrumbungle Shire Project For Safe and Secure Water

Safe, secure and reliable water – Warrumbungle Shire Council invests in its source water future.

Timor Dam is the major water supply for the Coonabarabran area and surrounds. WEARS Australia and the Warrumbungle Shire Council have had a long history, working together to optimise the water quality in Timor Dam. In 1999, Warrumbungle Shire invested in a ResMix System that was designed to destratify the dam, improve water quality reducing treatment costs and control Blue Green Algae. Historically chemicals were used to treat these algal outbreaks. Since installation of the ResMix System, the dam is now uniform, stable and since installation (1999), experienced zero outbreaks of Blue Green Algae.

In November 2016, Warrumbungle Shire Council upgraded their ResMix system to prepare it for the future, preparing the dam for any future infrastructure improvements. The new ResMix System builds on almost 20 years of ongoing improvements and gives Warrumbungle Shire full control over there destratification system along with operating and design efficiencies. As a result, Warrumbungle Shire Council can continue their successful management of the Timor Dam.

A ResMix 3000 system was installed via helicopter-lift into the dam with the old machine being removed at the same time, which WEARS Australia have subsequently ‘bought back’. The ResMix floats on the surface of the water and uses a proprietary impeller system to move water downwards using less than 1.5kW/hr.

By constantly circulating water, the ResMix 3000 creates a destratified reservoir, increasing Dissolved Oxygen, maintaining consistent temperatures, and improving water quality.

Upgrading their system highlights the progressive thinking of the Warrumbungle Shire Council and highlights the robust design and operation of the ResMix system as a proven solution for managing source water.

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