Monday, 25 February 2019

Stormwater Harvesting: Good Maintenance Practice

Australian Open 2019 has ended. First few weeks in February Melbourne had little (if any) rain and IVWater took the opportunity to conduct annual maintenance clean out activities for stormwater harvesting infrastructure at Melbourne Olympic Park.


In collaboration with Cleanaway and Melbourne Olympic Park management all underground infrastructure components were inspected using CCTV and CSE to determine the extent of cleaning/maintenance required. 



The clean out procedure was carefully planned (and timed) to minimise the disruption of public activities. 




The whole stormwater harvesting system was inspected and tested and more than 30 tons of sediment and litter was removed from the GPT, various pits,  pump station and detention and storage tanks. 




That also means that 30 tons of sediment and litter will not enter the Yarra river this year! Melbourne Park is now ready for another 12 months of operation until the next annual clean. All we need now is lots of rain!


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