Logan chooses renewable route for water treatment
Logan City Council has installed an off-grid solar and battery system to power its new water treatment system at the 20-megalitre reservoir at Round Mountain.
The council faced the option of spending $2 million to connect its chlorination plant to the grid, or invest in an off-grid renewable system.
The new system, commissioned this week, is comprised of 323 solar panels and a 95 KwH capacity Tesla battery.
Replacing grid electricity will save a projected $50,000 annually.
Logan City Council is upgrading its water, wastewater and recycled water infrastructure through the Logan Water Alliance, a public and private sector enterprise involving Logan City Council and engineering services providers WSP, Tenix, and Cardno. The Alliance is managing up to $50 million of capital works each year, and will deliver up to $180 million of water and wastewater infrastructure services in Logan City in the three years from 1 July 2015.