Design & Installment of Outback Water Stations

The OWS requirements are as follows:

 Be fully powered by a complete off-grid solar power system (i.e. no mains power) with battery storage.

 Be self-contained in a secure unit such as a shipping container or similar.

 Access to the interior of the OWS / water storage to be via double doors of sufficient size to allow future replacement of all internal equipment and parts including tanks.

 A secondary personnel access (single) door to be provided to access the control area of the OWS.

 All plumbing to be internal with exterior connection points.

 All electrical to be internal with exterior connection point.

 Ventilation / cooling appropriate for equipment and climate.

 An external water dispenser integrated into a self-contained unit with a user pay system:

– Standard outlet for filling up drink bottles / containers.

– User pay system to be credit card operated system only.

– Dispenser system requires reporting features for the reconciliation of credit card payments, including water usage.

 Storage tank (10,000 litre minimum) for waste water including all fittings and connection to the OWS.

 Storage tank (10,000 litre minimum) for input (pre-treatment water storage if pumping from a bore or low pressure supply) including all fittings and connection to the OWS.

 External cages over all vulnerable connections, such as the brine discharge connection or the water supply tap, to be provided.

 Include a Remote Access system to allow for the remote monitoring of the OWS and provide information on any system / equipment / water dispenser faults. The remote access system shall also have the provision for OCA to remotely login and activate the bypass to allow water to be dispensed in case of a fault or issue with payment.

 

The OWS water treatment requirements are as follows:

 Include Reverse Osmosis, Filtration System and UV Water Treatment

 Capability to provide at least 7,000 litres per day of treated fresh drinking water. On occasions of emergency, the treated storage volume (approx. 14,000 litres) could be drained used

 14,000 litres of treated clean water storage (internal storage within the self-contained unit)

 The dispensed water to be treated to the current accepted standard of the Australian Water Drinking Water Guidelines

The units we have installed have been using bore water as their source, but it can be from bore, creek & even salt water.  We obtain water samples & have them tested & the Reverse Osmosis system is designed according to the make-up of the water samples.

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