Epco Packaged Plant in the Snowfields Receives a Makeover

August 5, 2021

Hydroflux Epco has been awarded the contract to design and supply of a custom screenings handling system for Mt Buller STP.

The screenings handling equipment will wash and compact solids removed by the fine screens, reducing disposal volumes to landfill, lowering offsite disposal costs and return an organic rich wastewater stream back to the main liquid flow.

Mt Buller is a tourist township, located in the Alpine regions of Victoria. The upgrade will allow the existing Epco plant to accommodate peak winter visitation periods and snowmelt events.

The existing Epco sewage plant has truly proven is longevity and robustness, built in the 70’s, it has been servicing Mt Buller for 50 years and the plant upgrades will allow it to continue to operate effectively for many years to come.

As the Epco sewage plant is in an alpine national park the new inlet works building faced numerous site design constraints to minimize the impact on the local natural landscape and allow operation and maintenance to be conducted inside the building, out of the winter snow.

HUBER WAP® L Wash Presses are being used to wash and compact screenings providing a dewatering performance of up to 40 % DS which reduces the screenings volume by up to 70%, resulting in savings for transport and disposal fees. The dewatered screenings will be automatically stored in sealed bags until weather permits access for disposal.

The HUBER WAP® is a robust, complete stainless steel, German made machine designed to handle coarse material and is suitable for feeds from all types of wastewater screens. It is available in six different sizes and has been well proven in Australia and New Zealand.

About the Hydroflux Group
The Hydroflux Group comprises eleven companies based in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK, providing specialist design and build, equipment, processes and operational services in water and wastewater treatment and sludge treatment and dewatering. The Hydroflux Group are the exclusive Australian representatives for HUBER TechnologyAEROSTRIPCNP TechnologiesFlootech MBBRDutch Spiral and Organica Water and incorporates EPCO Australia.

Hydroflux Pty Ltd
Level 26, 44 Market St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
P +61 2 9089 8833 F +61 2 9089 8830
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