Bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland are set to benefit from specialised water treatment equipment from Western Water.
Western Water is providing three ‘Siltbuster’ clarifier machines to East Gippsland Water to assist with their operations in bushfire affected areas.
The equipment is designed to remove sediment out of water, with the clarifiers combined capable of processing 108,000 litres of contaminated water an hour.
They are a vital addition to treating water sources with high levels of sediment, prior to the water entering a water treatment plant to produce drinking water.
The units were not in active service, so are available for immediate delivery to East Gippsland Water. Western Water staff are also available to help install, commission and operate the machines if required.
South East Water, based in Frankston, is coordinating bushfire aid on behalf of the Victorian water industry to water corporations in impacted regions across the State.
Providing the filtering equipment is in addition to the many individual efforts Western Water and its employees are making to support their fellow Victorians during the current fire season.