Jerilderie’s water and sewerage systems will be automated this financial year.July 9, 2014 3:03am
Jerilderie’s water and sewerage systems will be automated this financial year in an effort to save water and money.
Jerilderie Shire Council has allocated $125,000 to the telemetry system.
It is part of the $800,000 project to upgrade the town reservoirs adopted in the budget last month.
Jerilderie Shire general manager Craig Moffitt said water losses will be reduced with the installation of the system, with water quality expected to be improved.
Another expected benefit of the telemetry system will be improved water pressure to residents.
Mr Moffitt said efficiencies in the running of both the water and sewerage systems will also be achieved with the investment.
It is expected to limit service interruptions to customers, as well as reduce council costs over time.
‘‘Telemetry provides a means to continually monitor water and sewer assets and alerts operators immediately via mobile phone of any alarm generated by a fault in the systems,’’ Mr Moffitt said.
‘‘These alarms could be due to high or low reservoir levels or pump faults.
‘‘Currently operators may not be aware of a fault until they carry out routine daily inspections, meaning the fault could have been active since the operator last attended the site.
‘‘The telemetry system will improve town water pressures by being able to monitor and adjust reservoir levels.’’
The telemetry system will be connected to the intake pump at the Billabong Creek, the water treatment plant, the main sewer pump station and three water reservoirs.
Other benefits highlighted by Mr Moffitt include more efficient use of operator time with fewer visual checks required, water savings from automated reservoir monitoring to prevent overflows and greater leakage detection.
The system will monitor pump run times to ensure equitable distribution between pumps and provide historical data to assist in water management.
The automated system will also allow the monitoring of system parameters like turbidity and chlorine residual to be gradually incorporated.
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