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Maintenance of proprietary stormwater treatment devices

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Maintenance of proprietary stormwater treatment devices

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Join us for a no-holes-barred discussion of the pros and cons of the major GPTs and other proprietary devices available in Australia today. This training will include some hands-on experience monitoring real-life devices, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share their situations or problems.

Learn about the new guidelines and how they can help your Council or organisation, and how to get the best from your millions of dollars worth of environmental protection assets.

The Guidelines for the maintenance of stormwater treatment measures 2022, a national guideline prepared by the Stormwater Industry Association, provides guidance in how to maintain your stormwater treatment solutions. The guideline was specifically written to fill a significant gap that existed in the market with regard to the dozens of proprietary solutions available.

The guideline provides valuable advice on everything to do with maintenance:

  • Planning and budgeting
  • Asset information
  • Cleaning specifications, tools and methods
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Waste disposal
  • Removal targets and claims
  • Typical errors by cleaners
  • How to report and what to report, and how to use this information
  • Auditing assets, upgrades & decommissioning
  • Asset handover
  • Dewatering of GPTs.

The guideline includes a standard one page cleaning specification for the model of all GPTs available. Councils can use these to define cleaning specifications for  cleaning contractors to quote in a consistent manner.

Who should attend

We recommend training 3 or more people from your organisation:

  • DA engineers
  • Sustainability staff
  • Maintenance staff
  • Cleaning contractors
  • Council stormwater engineers
  • Anyone else who deals with stormwater.

What’s included?

Trainer’s biography

Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater

Murray spent four years with the NSW EPA, before joining a proprietor, then a consultant and a Council. He opened his own company in stormwater management – Optimal Stormwater – 13 years ago. Murray has been on the Stormwater Industry Association committee almost since its inception in the early 1990s, and is a past President of Stormwater NSW.

Over the past 13 years Murray has expanded from GPTs into full stormwater harvesting systems, as they are a logical extension and almost all harvesting systems require a GPT for the primary treatment component. Murray also heads the auditing team (when required) to go underground and discover why GPTs aren’t always living up to expectations. He has made numerous presentations on stormwater treatment and maintenance of these systems, and is the key author of the new Government Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures 2022.

22 September - 9:00am
22 September - 5:00pm

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.