Flying Fish winery back in the air

Thursday, 09 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations


One night, smack bang in the middle of vintage — the most hectic time of year— Hydro Innovations received a call from Damon Eastaugh of Margaret River winemaker Flying Fish Cove. Eastaugh’s wastewater surface aerator had broken down. Not the most desirable situation to be in, especially in the midst of a pandemic that complicated the process of repairs or replacement.

Flying Fish Cove was in need of a simple, reliable and efficient replacement system, and fast.

Eastaugh had heard of bank-mounted aerators and was excited to learn how effective they could be and how much simpler the maintenance would be — he did not want to experience this annoying and costly situation again. Eastaugh also wanted to know if the bank-mounted aerator could be retrofitted to replace his existing surface aerator easily.

The team at Hydro explained the benefits of the Venturi Aerator — a bank-mounted aerator — and pinpointed the exact model to meet Eastaugh’s requirements. The benefit of the Venturi Aerator over a surface aerator is that the equipment is mounted on the bank of the lagoon. This makes maintenance and servicing simple and easy, which in turn means the equipment is more likely to be regularly serviced and have a longer life span than difficult-to-access aerators.

The Venturi Aerator does not need special equipment such as cranes or row boats, or any complicated annual certifications for servicing and maintenance.

Not only was Eastaugh happy with the pump and price, he was thrilled that Hydro could resolve his problem in less than four weeks, including transporting from the east coast to WA.

Eastaugh was not disappointed with the results of his new purchase. Shortly after installation, his biological oxygen demand had reduced by 1400 ppm from the previous month.

Image caption: The Venturi Aerator installed at Flying Fish Cove.

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