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.

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