Brisbane City Council Stormwater Harvesting Program

Key capabilities: Pump stations; Sewerage & water reticulation; Stomrwater systems; Mechanical installations; Storage tanks Project location: Mulitple sites across Brisbane
Client name: Brisbane City Council
Project duration: June 2014 – July 2015
Project value: $2.2 Million

About the project

In July 2014, Pensar was engaged by Brisbane City Council for the design and construction of stormwater harvesting schemes, to provide irrigation water to nearby sports fields and parklands. The Scheme consisted of five separate job sites of differing size and scope at the following locations:

  • CB Mott Park
  • Langlands Park
  • Norman Park
  • Sexton St
  • Downey Park

Project scope

  • Construction of precast and cast insitu concrete chambers within tidal areas being either via tie-ins to existing stormwater pipe networks or open channel storage to draw raw water
  • Installation backflow prevention devices including WASTOP device and tidal gates
  • Installation of diversion pumps and flow meters to new chambers
  • New PE pipe networks to take raw water from diversion chambers to new panel tanks ranging from 50kL – 600kL
  • New distribution networks including pumps, auto strainers and PE pipe networks to treat the raw water and provide supply points for local area use
  • All hydraulic and water treatment process control, switchboard componentry and fabrication including commissioning of each system
  • All point of supply connections and conduiting for tie ins to existing networks

Innovations & highlights

Working around existing infrastructure, nature reserves and sports fields requiring heavy community liaison and management.

High level of interaction with public at each site as each area considered high use parklands.

Full hydraulic and electrical design completed for each site in accordance with BCC requirements.

Point of supply connections completed for client at all sites including direct liaison with Energex.