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Wednesday
Jan212015

Trickle Filter for the Melbourne Aquarium

Complete trickle filterRecently we were asked to design a trickle filter for the Melbourne Aquarium.  The filter needed to be made from plastic because it is chemically inert (non-reactive).  

Our 900lt tank was used to do the job.  The tank is fitted with a fully fabricated dispersion plate secured with nylon bolts.

This filter was a 'one off" item that couldn't be found elsewhere.  We often make up custom products for different industries for "one off" requirements.

Inside FilterView of Dispersion PlateFilter showing nylon bolts

Thursday
May312012

2012 Rural Water Innovation Awards

The awards are open to and seek to recognise and reward Victorian Rural Water users (licence/entitlement holders) who are demonstrating new and innovative methods or use of technology, water volume savings or increased productivity and return on investment.

The awards are recognised at both Regional and State level. Regional winners receive $500 cash prize and State winners receive $2000 cash prize.

Nominations are called for in the following categories:

  1. Irrigation district water users
  2. Groundwater users
  3. Surface water users*

Note: You must be an ongoing customer of Southern Rural Water, Lower Murray Water or Goulburn-Murray Water. *Not all areas may be eligible for prepresentation in each category.

Why enter?

Category winners receive:

  • Regional winners - $500 cash prize
  • State winners - $2000 cash prize
  • An award trophy engraved with the winner's name
  • Use of the 2012 Rural Water Innovation Awards winner logo on all stationery and collateral
  • Where appropriate, media and publicity opportunities
  • Disc of photos from the award presentation
  • Case study published on local water corporation website and in appropriate publications

Category runners up receive:

  • State level - $500 cash prize
  • A 2012 Rural Water Innovation Awards framed certificate
  • Use of 2012 Rural Water Innovation Awards finalist logo on all stationary and collateral
  • Where appropriate, media and publicity opportunities
  • Disc of photos from the award presentation

Want to know more?  Visit Goulburn Murray Water for more information.

Friday
Oct212011

Unusual tanks - a pool and games room inside a tank

We are always looking for unusual uses for water tanks, and at a caravan park in Cooper Pedy, they have a couple of huge water tanks which have been pulled into service as unusual storage. 

One tank contains a large swimming pool (and the pool itself looks like another water tank!).  It gets extremely hot in Cooper Pedy, so having the pool under cover maintains a much more reasonable temperature than outside.

Another tank contains a comprehensive TV/Games room..   

Have you seen any other uses for water tanks?

Friday
Sep092011

Australia's longest water trough

Jen and Mel are travelling around Australia at the moment, and sent through a picture of Australia's longest water trough near Derby (200km from Broome).

 To help with the transporting of cattle to the wharfs in Derby, a giant water trough was built near the Prison Boab.

The trough is roughly 120m long and can feed 500 bullocks at one time. The trough used to be filled by a natural bore water under its own pressure, but is now water is fed by windmill pump.

Farmers could stop here overnight and let their cattle have water before the last run in to Derby. The water trough is only 7km from Derby.

For more information you can visit the Derby tourism website here. 

Friday
Sep102010

BENDIGO INVENTOR AWARDS

A unique formula for gluten free baking has won Bendigo resident Terry Hunter $10,000 for the overall best invention/innovation and the title of City of Greater Bendigo Inventor of the Year.

Luke Doran from White Hills has won the $5,000 Established category, for those currently trading in the market, with an improved heating system for wood heaters known as Turboheat.

David Sanders, from Wendouree has taken out the Rising category for an invention not yet to market, also worth $5000 for his Smart Options entry - a solar hot water system for rural and remote regions.

The three winners will receive mentoring from specially aligned business experts, and marketing advice, aimed at getting their invention onto the shelves.  The 22 entrants that made the final pool of likely winners will also have opportunities for similar mentoring and marketing assistance.