Holiday park upgrades sewage treatment plant to meet growth

Thursday, 04 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Aerofloat (Australia) Pty Ltd

Boosts in guest numbers during peak holiday periods meant that NSW’s Ballina Beach Village holiday park needed to upgrade its sewage and wastewater treatment system. The team at Ballina Beach Village wanted a long-term, environmentally sustainable solution.

Built in 2006, the original plant had an estimated capacity of 150 persons, with allowance for short-term peaks of up to 200 persons. By 2020, significant tourism growth meant Ballina Beach Village expected to service up to 500 guests. The increased growth put enormous strain on the original system, prompting the tourist park to urgently upgrade the existing sewage treatment plant.

Aerofloat was engaged by Ballina Beach Village to design a sustainable sewage treatment plant solution that would meet its increased growth.

Known for innovative design, Aerofloat’s engineers developed a system that adapted to the infrastructure at the Ballina site. The design included additional equipment and upgrades to the existing facilities to minimise capital expenditure and alleviate the need for an entirely new treatment system. A new 46,000 L aerobic/anoxic balance tank and electrical control system with remote-monitoring capabilities was installed, in addition to modifications to the existing facilities.

The fast-tracked project ensured that the Ballina Beach Village sewage treatment plant was operating smoothly before the next peak holiday period.

“Aerofloat’s unique sewage treatment plant design and after-sales service has allowed us to meet our growing capacity needs and ensure a low-maintenance, long-term solution,” Ballina Beach Village owner Rob Woods said.

Aerofloat General Manager Michael Anderson said that the upgrade has significantly increased capacity while ensuring optimal plant performance.

“Ballina Beach Village is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. We wanted to ensure that we met the client’s environmental responsibility to that environment. Aerofloat’s design made use of the existing structures to ensure a small environmental footprint whilst ensuring a long-term, sustainable solution,” he said.

The upgraded plant has produced significantly improved effluent compared to the original system, whilst ensuring a sustainable solution for many years to come.

Online: www.aerofloat.com.au
Phone: 02 9544 1449
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