Fairfield Waters Ross River Intake Pump Station



 

Job No:

241

Client:

Hansen Constructions N.Q.

Project Location:

Fairfield Waters, Townsville

Approximate Value:

$653,000

Contract Time:

4 Months

Completion Date:

January 2009

Engineer:

Cardno Engineering, Townsville

Referee:

Cardno Engineering, John Large, (07) 4772 1166

 

The saltwater lake system at Fairfield Waters was designed with its primary function to collect water during the wet season.  To increase circulation and prevent stagnation in the system, saltwater is pumped into Northview Lake from Ross River at every high tide.  It is then gravity fed into Lake 2, from which it flows into Lake 3, and finally drains out into Cleveland Bay.

The aim of this project was to supply and install the pump station providing the intake from Ross River. A 2.7m diameter x 4.2m deep FRP saltwater pump station with a 750mm concrete inlet structure was constructed on the banks of Ross River.

A pdf copy of this project can be downloaded here. (Download PDF)

 

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