Facts & Figures
|Client||South Burnett Regional Council|
|Licensed partner||Aquatec Maxcon|
|Average capacity||3 MLD | 16,000 p.e.|
|Peak Flow||450 m3/hour|
|Post-Treatment||(pre-existing) tertiary clarifier and Class A reuse facility (dual media pressure filter, UV, chlorine)|
|In the Media||Website South Burnett Regional Council|
South Burnett Times
About the Kingaroy Nereda WWTP
The plant upgrade to a design population of 11,000 p.e. is supported by 10 million Australian dollars in funding from the Queensland State Government and is in full operation since summer 2016. It provides the Kingaroy community with water which can also be re-used to irrigate sporting grounds in the area. It also significantly improves the quality of effluent released from the plant, benefitting the local environment. The Nereda technology was selected as a result of achieving both lower capital and operating costs than competing tenders.
Image: Aquatec Maxcon managing director Greg Johnston, Rosalie Rosink from Royal HaskoningDHV, and South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell during the official opening of the Kingaroy plant
Some advantages according to Andrew Watson, Senior Plant Operator, South Burnett Regional Council:
- Effluent discharged from the reactor is suitable for recycled water reclamation. During summer, up to half of the influent is reused for sporting fields and a golf course.
- If power fails or there is disturbance in the power generation grid, the on-site generator will assist and continue until a reliable continual power source is returned.
- All processes for the liquid stream are started and completed within 1 bioreactor. There is lower investment and no moving parts within the bioreactor.
- Kingaroy at present has a maximum of 2.6ML a day, but should the town grow, we only require another reactor. Most of the infrastructure is in place.
- Excellent treatment with better nutrient, bacteria, and pollutant removal. Low total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) and ammonia (NH3-N).