Resource Library - Recycle, Reuse and Disposal

qldwater Resources

Feedback on EOW Code for Biosolids November 2018 - Release Date 29-Nov-2018: - A collated response from the urban water and sewerage sector on the proposed new EOW Code for biosolids – November 2018.

ARCHIVE Household Greywater Recycling - Release Date 24-Sep-2009: - Published in 2009, this brochure provides essential information for householders and councils regarding the reuse of household greywater.

ARCHIVE The Use of Biosolids in Queensland - Release Date 10-May-2007: - Household wastewater is treated according to strict guidelines treatment plant to produce biosolids which are widely used for soil enhancement to complement and replace fertilisers in Australia and other countries including the UK, Europe & the USA. A comprehensive Biosolids information sheet is provided here for qldwater members.

ARCHIVE Greywater FactSheet - Release Date 09-Feb-2007: - Factsheet on grey water reuse and legislation.

ARCHIVE Greywater legislation change overview - Release Date 29-Sep-2006: - Rapid change in legislation governing release of grey water occured in 2006/07 and this fact sheet was created to update members on the changes taking place.

ARCHIVE Grey Water Survey 2006 - Release Date 09-Mar-2006: - In early 2006 qldwater conducted a survey of all members asking whether the were likely to opt in to the voluntary use of grey water under new legislation.

Other resources

Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling - Release Date 06-Feb-2020: - Revised consultation draft of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks. 2020 Draft of Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 5 and Appendices 2 and 3.

Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling Consultation Letter - Release Date 06-Feb-2020: - Letter from SA Health to qldwater regarding the Consultation of Draft Revisions to the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks (Phase 1)

Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling Revision Changes - Release Date 06-Feb-2020: - Explanation of changes to the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling review.

Department of Health Consultation feedback form - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health consultation feedback form for Draft Guideline for low-exposure recycled water schemes and DRAFT - Model Recycled Water User Agreement

DRAFT - Class A + ecoli-calculation-tool - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health: DRAFT Class A + ecoli-calculation-tool

DRAFT - Class A ecoli-calculation-tool - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health: DRAFT - Class A ecoli-calculation-tool

DRAFT - Class B ecoli-calculation-tool - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health: DRAFT - Class B ecoli-calculation-tool

DRAFT - Class C ecoli-calculation-tool - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health: DRAFT - Class C ecoli-calculation-tool

DRAFT - Class D ecoli-calculation-tool - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health: DRAFT - Class D ecoli-calculation-tool

Draft - Model Recycled Water User Agreement - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health released draft Model Recycled Water User Agreement, for feedback from the industry. This is only draft for comment, not the final version

Draft Guideline for low-exposure recycled water schemes - Release Date 30-Nov-2018: - Department of Health released draft Guideline for low-exposure recycled water schemes, for feedback from the industry. This is only draft for comment, not the final version.

Recycled Water Provisions PH Reg 2018 - Release Date 04-Sep-2018: - Public Health Regulation 2018 – revised provisions for drinking water. The Public Health Regulation 2005 has been remade as the Public Health Regulation 2018. The new Regulation commenced on 1 September 2018 and contains revisions to the quality standards for drinking water. Amendments to the Regulations should not result in any day to day operational changes for drinking water service providers despite the 2018 Regulation looking quite different.

Water Research Foundation Fact Sheet - Microplastics in Water - Release Date 21-Aug-2018: - Fact Sheet by the Water Research Foundation on Microplastics in Water with particular reference to wastewater treatment plants.

ARCHIVE Draft Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling - Release Date 10-Aug-2007: - The Environment Protection and Heritage Council and the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council released draft Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks (Phase 2): Augmentation of Drinking Water Supplies, for public comment.

Member sample documents

Help us populate this page by sending your sample documents to dgralton@qldwater.com.au. Please specify any conditions of use:

A. No restrictions on distribution (will be stored on protected area of web site, however if there is a request to share with a non-member we can do so)

B. Can be available to qldwater members (protected area of web site)

C. Other conditions which might allow it to be used more openly i.e. certain parts de-identified, costs removed etc.

Unitywater Wamuran Irrigation Scheme Market Engagement - Release Date 29-Nov-2017: - Unitywateris looking to conduct an Industry Market Engagement process to assist Unitywater to develop a procurement strategy for the Wamuran Irrigation Scheme to increase recycled water usage from the South Caboolture STP.

Bundaberg Detection of Critical Control Point Procedure - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - detection of an critical control point / quality control point above limit procedure.

Bundaberg Determining Critical Control Point or Quality Control Point - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - determination of Critical Control Point or Quality Control Point

Bundaberg Internal Quality Auditing Procedure - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Internal Quality Auditing Procedure.

Bundaberg Public Health Risk Matrix - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Public Health Risk Matrix

Bundaberg Recycled Water Management Plan Annual Review - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Recycled water management plan - annual review procedure.

Bundaberg Recycled Water Policy Statement - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg Regional Council's Recycled Water Policy Statement

Bundaberg Recycled Water Scheme Ecoli Control Trigger - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - E.coli control trigger levels for Thabeban WWTP Recycled Water Scheme.

Bundaberg Sample Recycled Water Third Party Agreement - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Recycled water third party agreement.

Bundaberg Thabeban Recycled Water Management Plan - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Thabeban WWTP Recycled Water Management Plan.

Bundaberg Thabeban Recycled Water Scheme Incident and Emergency Response Procedure - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Incident and emergency response procedure for a recycled water scheme.

Bundaberg Thabeban Recycled Water Scheme Public Health Risk Assessment - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Thabeban Recycled Water Scheme - Public Health Risk Assessment

Bundaberg Thabeban WWTP AMMS Scheduling - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Thabeban WWTP AMMS Scheduling

Bundaberg Trade Waste Policy - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Bundaberg sample document - Trade Waste Management Plan

Gold Coast Recycled Water Agreement Template - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Gold Coast sample document - Recycled water agreement template.

Townsville Recycled Water Use Agreement Template - Release Date 16-Aug-2016: - Townsville sample document - Recycled water use agreement Template 2013.

Sarina Water Recycling Facility DA - Release Date 28-Nov-2011: - Sarina Water Recycling Facility Development Approval. |

Mackay North and Mackay South Water Recycling Facilities DA Amendment Part 1 - Release Date 23-Nov-2011: - Mackay North and Mackay South Water Recycling Facilities Development Approval Amendment Part 1

Mackay North and Mackay South Water Recycling Facilities DA Amendment Part 2 - Release Date 23-Nov-2011: - Mackay North and Mackay South Water Recycling Facilities Development Approval Amendment Part 2. |

Mackay North Water Recycling Facility DA - Release Date 23-Nov-2011: - Development Approval for Mackay North Water Recycling Facility. |

Mackay North Water Recycling Facility DA Amendment - Release Date 23-Nov-2011: - Mackay North Water Recycling Facility Development Approval Amendment. |

Third party recycled water agreement (Goondiwindi example) - Release Date 01-Aug-2007: - Third party agreement on water reuse, kindly supplied by Goondiwindi Town Council. |Free member download. | Third party doc. that may be superseded. |

Agreement for supply of recycled water to Water Carriers - Release Date 15-Jun-2007: - Service Provider example agreement for supply of recycled water to third party water carriers, provided by Pine Water. | Free member download. | Third party document that may be superseded. |

Deed for use of recycled water. - Release Date 15-Jun-2007: - Service Provider example deed for reuse of recycled water with a third party provided by Maroochy Water Services. | Free member download. | Third party doc that may be superseded. |

Effluent reuse agreement (WBW) - Release Date 15-Jun-2007: - Third party recycled water use agreement provided by Wide Bay Water Corporation. | Free member download. | Third-party document that may be superseded. |

Contracts and specifications

Please note: Specification documents may or may not have been final versions. Often additional posts or modified documents were provided from time to time but it has not been possible to capture and store all of these amendments. While the utilities responsible for preparation of the documents may be willing to assist in sourcing other related information, doing so would purely be at their own discretion.

Gold Coast tender Elanora Recycled Water Pumping Station - Release Date 25-Feb-2020: - City of Gold Coast tender for the construction and augmentation of recycled water assets for the upgrade of the Elanora Recycled Water pumping station. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Livingstone SC tender Biosolids Management Services - Release Date 01-Jul-2019: - Livingstone Shire Council tender for qualified service providers to manage the collection, transport and reuse of biosolids from Council’s Yeppoon and Emu Park Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and filter cake waste/water treatment residuals from the Woodbury Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request

Toowoomba RC Tender Wetalla Water Reclamation Facility - Release Date 23-Jan-2019: - Toowoomba Regional Council tender for the preliminary treatment area upgrade at the Wetalla Water Reclamation facility. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

City of Gold Coast Tender Elanora STP Recycled Water - Release Date 20-Nov-2018: - City of Gold Coast tender for the detailed design for augmentation of Elanora Sewage Treatment Plant recycled water pumping capacity. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request

Isaac RC Tender Regional Water Recycling Program - Release Date 18-Oct-2018: - Isaac Regional Council (IRC) is undertaking upgrades to its existing water recycling systems for the townships of Dysart and Middlemount to improve effluent quality and expand opportunities for reuse, targeting production of Class A effluent to be used for a range of applications, including irrigating public open spaces, some food crops, pasture and non-food crops, some industrial applications, and recreational uses such as fountains and water features. qldwater has archived all documents relati

Unitywater Wamuran Irrigation Scheme - Release Date 06-Aug-2018: - Unitywater invitation to an industry briefing on the upcoming design, build, operation and maintenance of recycled water infrastructure for the Wamuran Irrigation Scheme.

Toowoomba RC Tender Collection Removal Processing of Biosolids - Release Date 31-Jul-2018: - Toowoomba Regional Council request for offer for the collection, removal and processing of biosolids. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Whitsunday RC Tender Bowen Recycled Water Main Ext and Sewer Rising Main Upgrade - Release Date 18-Jul-2018: - Whitsunday Regional Council tender for the Bowen Recycled Water Main Extension and Raw Water Sewer Rising Main upgrade. qldwater has archived all documents related to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

South Burnett RC Tender Murgon Wondai Recycled Water Facilities - Release Date 30-May-2018: - South Burnett Regional Council tender for new recycled water plants to be designed and constructed as part of the upgrade to supply Class A recycled water to golf courses and local sporting fields. The new plants will be installed within the existing Council owned wastewater treatment facilities that are located on freehold land and will be managed and operated by Council. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Gladstone Sludge Dewatering and Transportation Services - Release Date 09-Mar-2018: - Gladstone Regional Council tender for sludge dewatering and biosolids transportation services at water and wastewater treatment plants. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Toowoomba RC Yarraman Effluent Irrigation Expansion - Release Date 23-Jan-2018: - Toowoomba Regional Council tender to expand the Yarraman STP Effluent Irrigation Area. The extent of work under this contract is limited to the supply and installation of new underground irrigation pipework, threaded risers and nozzles; modifications to existing irrigation pipework; modification to irrigation controls and operational sequencing, and supply of spare nozzles. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Isaac RC Effluent Storage Dams Remediation Works - Release Date 23-Jan-2018: - Isaac Regional Council tender for remedial works required at various effluent storage dams to improve the long term stability, management of seepage and improve the overall integrity of the dam structures. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Unitywater Wamuran Irrigation Scheme Market Engagement - Release Date 29-Nov-2017: - Unitywateris looking to conduct an Industry Market Engagement process to assist Unitywater to develop a procurement strategy for the Wamuran Irrigation Scheme to increase recycled water usage from the South Caboolture STP.

Mackay RC Biosolids and Greenwaste - Release Date 08-Nov-2017: - Mackay Regional Council Request for Expressions of Interest to understand the current market for the effective and efficient removal of biosolids in order to maximise beneficial reuse in the region with minimum cost. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this REOI and they can be accessed on request.

Isaac RC Effluent Storage Dams - Release Date 03-Oct-2017: - Isaac Regional Council tender for the remediation of effluent storage dams in the towns of Glenden, Nebo, Moranbah, Clermont and Middlememount. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Southern Downs RC Purchase Treated Effluent Water - Release Date 03-Oct-2017: - Southern Downs Regional Council request for expressions of interest to purchase treated effluent water from the Sewage Treatment Plant. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this EOI and they can be accessed on request.

Gladstone RC Biosolids Handling at WWTP - Release Date 20-Sep-2017: - Gladstone Regional Council tender to design and construct an upgrade to the sludge handling processes from collection on-site to processing, on-site storage and loadout, at the Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Noosa Council Tender Environmental Monitoring - Release Date 23-May-2017: - Noosa Shire Council tender for Environmental Consultants to undertake the environmental monitoring of active and closed landfill sites within the Shire. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

GAWB Tender STP Upgrade and Irrigation Area - Release Date 06-Apr-2017: - GAWB is looking to install a new STP with a new designated land application area. The existing STP will be decommissioned and demolished with the existing 430 kL maturation pond to remain as wet weather overflow storage. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Gladstone Investigation of Biosolids Handling at WWTP - Release Date 29-Jul-2016: - The purpose of this contract is to investigate proposed sludge handling processes from collection on-site to processing, on-site storage and loadout, complete concept designs for sludge handling processes and make recommendation. qldwater has archived all related documents as per the Information to Tenderers and it can be accessed on request.

Gold Coast Tender Long Term Recycled Water Release Plan - Release Date 26-Apr-2016: - Tender contract for the provision of professional consultancy services to undertake the role of Principal's Engineer for the Long Term Recycled Water Release Plan. qldwater has archived all the documents outlined in the specification document, and they can be accessed on request.

Bundaberg Tender Rubyanna WWTP Discharge Facility - Release Date 29-Mar-2016: - Bundaberg RC Tender to design and construct a Burnett River discharge facility of the Rubyanna WWTP approx 6km upstream for the river mouth at Burnett Heads and 11km downstream of Bundaberg City. qldwater has archived all related documentation listed in the Tender Invitation and they are available on request.

Logan Tender Removal of Biosolids from STPs - Release Date 15-Mar-2016: - Tender for contractor/s for the provision of removal of biosolids from Logan Wastewater Treatment Plants and disposal in accordance with the specifications. qldwater archived all related tender documents as listed in the tender document and they are available on request.

Presentations

We have collated interesting presentations from our events over the years. We thank our presenters for allowing us to share their knowledge.

Essentials Webinar #11 Kelly Hopewell - Release Date 25-Jun-2020: - Essentials Webinar #11 Presentation by Kelly Hopewell from City of Gold Coast - Managing PFAS in biosolids at the City of Gold Coast. Kelly chairs the Australian and New Zealand Biosolids Partnership and her day job is as the Coordinator of Process Engineering at Gold Coast Water and Waste. In biosolids we have a valuable resource which is a regulatory minefield for a number of reasons, but most topically in recent years involving Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. In this presentation Kelly  provides real-world examples of the challenges experienced in managing the City of Gold Coast’s 4 STPs.

Essentials Webinar 4 Presentation Anna Whelan - Release Date 01-May-2020: - Essentials Webinar Series #4 Presentation: Update on Townsville contaminants research by Anna Whelan, Senior Process Engineer - Water and Waste, Townsville City Council 

Essentials Webinar 3 Presentation Lynne Powell - Release Date 01-May-2020: - Essentials Webinar Series #3 Presentation: Developing an Organic Waste Roadmap for Cairns by Lynne Powell (Cairns Regional Council) 

2019 Contaminants Workshop Case studies on QUU approach to emerging contaminants - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Paul Sherman, QUU - Case studies on QUU approach to emerging contaminants

2018 Annual Forum Preso DES Utilities and Government Organisations Assessment - Release Date 13-Sep-2018: - 2018 Annual Forum Presentation by Chris Mooney, Department of Environment and Science: Utilities and Government Organisations Assessment.

2018 Annual Forum Preso Future STP Stewardship - Release Date 13-Sep-2018: - 2018 Annual Forum Presentation by Rob Fearon, qldwater: Future STP Stewardship: catchment resilience in a changing environment.

2018 Annual Forum Preso GU Environmental Biogeochemistry Research Lab - Release Date 13-Sep-2018: - 2018 Annual Forum Presentation by Dr Maryam Esfandbod and Prof Chengrong Chen from Griffith University's Environmental Biogeochemistry Research Lab: Developing new targeted high performance waste derived fertilisers and meta analysis.

2018 Annual Forum Preso Qld Reef Water Quality Program - Release Date 13-Sep-2018: - 2018 Annual Forum Presentation by Meg Bickle, Office of the Great Barrier Reef: Urban best management practice and stewardship framework- ERA63 urban framework development.

2018 Annual Forum Preso Zemek Energy Recovery from STPs - Release Date 13-Sep-2018: - 2018 Annual Forum Presentation by Peter Zemek, Zemek Environmental: Energy Recovery from STPs - a basic overview.

2018 Bundaberg Preso Chris Mooney DES - Release Date 13-Aug-2018: - qldwater Regional Conference Bundaberg 9 August 2018 - Presentation by Chris Mooney, Department of Environment and Science: DES update including regulatory framework, innovative technologies.

2018 Bundaberg Preso Jeanette Harrold WBW - Release Date 13-Aug-2018: - qldwater Regional Conference Bundaberg 9 August 2018 - Presentation by Jeanette Harrold and Ben McClatchie from Wide Bay Water: How do we eat an elephant called DES? Translating regulation into specification.

2018 Bundaberg Preso Lee Wieden BRC - Release Date 13-Aug-2018: - qldwater Regional Conference Bundaberg 9 August 2018 - Presentation by Lee Wieden, Bundaberg Regional Council: Photovoltaic Systems.

2018 Goondiwindi Preso Peter Wiley - Release Date 23-Jul-2018: - Goondiwindi Regional Conference 2018 - presentation by Peter Willey: St George Effluent Re-use Project.

2018 Goondiwindi Preso Regulator - Release Date 27-Jul-2018: - 2018 SWQ Conference Goondiwindi Presentation by Chris Mooney and Chris Hill, DNRME: Compliance and Enforcement overview.

2018 Cloncurry Presentation Chris Mooney DES - Release Date 29-Oct-2018: - Cloncurry Regional Conference May 2018. Presentation by Chris Mooney, DES Update from the environmental regulator.

2018 Cloncurry Presentation Stephen Wagner Isaac Ryan - Release Date 29-Oct-2018: - Cloncurry Conference 2018 Presentation by Stephen Wagner and Isaac Ryan from Mount Isa City Council: Council the builder - a successful DIY operation.

2017 Annual Forum Presentation Abel Immaraj QUU - Release Date 20-Sep-2017: - Annual Forum 2017 Presentation: Why did QUU plant 7,000 native trees in 2015/16? QUU Utility of the Future Program by Abel Immaraj, Craig Ma and Col Chapman, QUU

2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby Presentation Paul Quinlan Toowoomba Regional Council - Release Date 01-Mar-2017: - 2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby. Presentation by Paul Quinlan Toowoomba Regional Council: How Deep Does Your Water Flow? Overview of Bathymetric Survey Process and Results

2015 Innovation Event presentation Nicholas Paul - Release Date 26-Nov-2015: - 2015 Innovation Forum presentation by Nicholas Paul, James Cook University: Cultivation of Freshwater Macroalgae in Wastewater.


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