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Lake Karrinyup Country Club
City of Nedlands - WA
This local government body has a residential area serviced by approximately 30km of irrigation pipe ranging from 200mm to 20mm. These irrigation pipes service roadside verges and various parks and gardens. Parks staff were constantly having to repair or replace blocked sprinklers. The bore had been cleaned, but the iron bacteria slime and mineral deposits in the pipelines continued to cause maintenance problems. The pipelines crossed numerous roads, servicing road verges and several parks. One of the City's concerns was that any treated water must not be harmful to the environment or damage its plants. Waterwell Solutions offers a neutralising kit for sensitive environmental situations to ensure that the pH of the bore water is neutral. Residual BluBac is converted to harmless bicarbonates. The City purchased 18,000 L of BluBac Borecleaner and BluBac neutraliser to safely and successfully clean their irrigation system. Maintenance call outs were much fewer, freeing up staff to perform other parks duties.
RioTinto- Pilbara WA
Rio Tinto must dewater the area surrounding their iron ore mining operations to keep its mine pits workable. As one might expect, iron bacteria love the iron rich water of the de-watering bores. The bacterial bio-fouling clogs the bores and associated head works. One of Rio Tinto’s concerns was that bore water is released into a nearby creek system so any released water must not be harmful to the environment. Waterwell Solutions offers a neutralising kit for sensitive environmental situations to ensure that the pH of the bore water is neutral any residual chemical are converted to harmless bicarbonates. Rio Tinto purchased 15,000 L of BluBac Borecleanerand 1,000L of BluBac neutraliser to safely and successfully clean their dewatering bores.
Aqwest - Bunbury WA
Aqwest is a Western Australian State Government Statutory Authority
providing potable water services to the City of Bunbury. Aqwest aims to
achieve on-going success in the water industry based on service excellence
and compliance to statutory requirements while providing sustainable,
high quality water services at minimum long term cost. Maintaining
their water bores at maximum efficiency is integral to this. Waterwell
Solutions was contracted to provide pre and post camera inspections,
brush and air-lift of their Skewes bore and treat remaining
iron bacteria with BluBac Boreclean. Skewes Bore is 52m deep with
250mm FRP casing and 9m of 168mm stainless steel screen. Biofouling
from iron bacteria causes restriction of the bore water flow through the
gravel pack and screen apertures. more info (1mb PDF)
WA Maritime Museum
The WA Maritime Museum runs two bores for heat exchangers used for air conditioning the museum. Each bore had 200mm casing connected by approximately 100m of HDPE pipe to the two heat exchangers. The bore water is essentially saline due to the proximity to the Swan River estuary. After passing through the heat exchangers, the bore water runs to waste back into the estuary. The water from these bores has significant iron levels in it, possibly due to historical usage of the dockyards. Biofouling from iron bacteria causes restriction of the bore water flow between the plates of the heat exchanger resulting in poor heat reduction and overworking of the air conditioning pumps. Waterwell Solutions approached the Maritime Museum with a proposal to use BluBac Xtra Boreclean to clean the heat exchangers and as well as reduce the iron biofouling in the bore pumps and pipe infrastructure. click here for more details (2mb PDF)
BluBac bore cleaner Rehabilitation Trial at Collie, WA
Ultramatics in conjunction with Bunbury Drilling Company and AGE Developments camera logged, brushed, air lifted and BluBac-treated a badly iron infected bore for Verve Energy.
Ultramatics was so
impressed by the product that they recommended
Verve Energy treat the rest of the bore field.
AGE Developments used BluBac bore cleaner to assist a
local government water authority to restore this
250mm NSW bore to full capacity.
Another NSW local government bore. This was camera
logged, brushed and air-lifted then treated with BluBac
bore cleaner after achieving great results on a previous bore.
Here you can see BluBac being injected from the bulk
container without the requirement for handling.
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