Throughout the year, much of the Tumbarumba potable water comes from the Snowy Mountains region. However, during the dry summer months an emergency bore and creek pump system water supply is required to make up the shortfall.
Q-Max recently worked with Tumbarumba Council on an upgrade to this emergency water supply system to ensure the pumps always operate efficiently. There were two requirements to achieve this, which were to:
- Operate the pumps during off peak times to save on energy costs, and
- Operate on variable speed drives and flow meters to save energy when conditions change
As a result, the Tumbarumba council achieved:
- A far more energy efficient system, and
- The opportunity to claim benefits from the state government under the CEEP scheme (which provides $112 million in funding annually).
There was a great deal of urgency with this project, and we were able to complete the majority of the work in less than one month.
In this one month period, Q-Max:
- Replaced an existing bore pump, including new controls and flow meters
- Installed a new bore pump including new controls and flow meters and the erection of a new shed
- Installed a new creek pump set including new controls and flow meters
- Wired all electrical systems required for each pump
This project was a great example for how Q-Max can integrate new and existing infrastructure with a high level of efficiency.
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