Using innovation to manage wastewater | Advertiser

Central Highlands Waters’ Matthew Stowe and Bridgett Wetherall are committed to improving system performance using state-of-the-art technology.
Central Highlands Waters’ Matthew Stowe and Bridgett Wetherall are committed to improving system performance using state-of-the-art technology.

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Managing the regions 12 billion litres of wastewater is a big job, and one that is constantly evolving through innovation by Central Highlands Water’s expert mix of scientists, planners, engineers and environmental specialists.

Central Highlands Water is trialling state-of-the-art technology and applying different methods to enhance pressure and flow monitoring, in order to increase system performance and promote early detection of any anomalies.

“The technology monitors our systems in real time, 24/7.

“However, we also rely on operators in the field to visually check our systems,” said Central Highlands Water’s Asset Operations Engineer, Matthew Stowe.

Bridget Wetherall, Central Highland Water’s Executive Manager of Environmental Services said: “My priority is public health, so our detection systems generally include automated communications process by which measurements and other data are collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring and analysis.”

CHW work closely with the Environment Protection Authority to ensure any risk to public health and the environment is minimised. 

“We remain committed to enhancing environmental and public health, and continue to look at ways to improve our monitoring and service response times,” said Central Highland Water’s Managing Director, Paul O’Donohue.

Central Highlands Water has over 2,400 kms of water mains and over 1,400 kms of sewer mains to manage, with some of the mains located in very remote areas.

Partnering with the community, contractors and industry leaders is a priority for Central Highlands Water so they champion people to advise them of any concerns.

To report an incident or emergency to Central Highlands Water phone 1800 061 514.

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