Bulk water encompasses the infrastructure needed for the safe and efficient transfer of clean and waste water from the source to the end point. It also covers the transfer of large quantities of water by the resource industry, and the movement of water from one reservoir to another by water authorities.
Aurecon has a highly qualified bulk water team, who take collaborative and innovative approaches to infrastructure development, and maintenance. Our engineers and project managers have broad experience covering all spheres of bulk water-related engineering, including the use of the latest smart technologies.
The Aurecon team delivers:
- Dam planning and development
- Infrastructure and 3D modelling
- Fluid dynamics, such as modelling pumping lengths and tank inlets
- Asset management, including condition assessment and future planning
- Multi-criteria analysis studies
- Project management from construction through to end-of-life advice
Bulk water best practice is evolving as a result of access to new digital technologies. Aurecon now uses drones to measure the condition of tanks and dam pipelines, to better inform judgements about when facilities need to be repaired or rebuilt. This results in the improved use and extended lifespan of these important and highly valuable assets.
Innovative end-of-life options are also improving the efficiency of bulk water infrastructure. Aurecon often helps to identify future uses for decommissioned infrastructure. One example would be a bulk water utility selling a pipeline to a communications company to utilise the space for their cables.
Bulk water is no longer simply about building the next new big pipeline or pump station. Asset management and water use efficiency are now central to ensuring best practice and long-term, safe bulk water supply.
As an essential commodity, the efficiency and safety of bulk water comes under considerable community scrutiny. Bulk water providers are expected to establish and operate well-designed, efficient, and cost-effective bulk water infrastructure that lasts the test of time.
To help ensure a safe and reliable water supply, contact Associate, Water Phil Engler.