Water use in Construction Camps
Construction camps usually house the workforce of remote manufacturing sites, mining, and oil and gas sites. The workers live in these mobile cities and require kitchens, housing and other basic facilities.
Largest water users in work camps
- Sanitary fixtures
The majority of water used in work camps is used for bathroom and kitchen applications.
Leakage causes significant water loss. Dripping taps result in as much as 3 to 30 liters of water daily while cisterns can result in 10 liters of water loss daily. Leaks can account for almost 26% of water use
- Asses existing consumption and end uses
- Set targets and clearly defined goals
- Identify prospects for efficiency improvement
- Liaise with stakeholders to successfully implement plans
- Implement plans
- Monitor and report.
The remote locations of construction camps also present several challenges. Maximizing use and reducing discharge is therefore a priority.
EnviroConcepts Construction Camp Solutions
Rainwater collected from downpipes and gutters can be used without treatment for irrigation, washing vehicles, flushing toilets. Treated rainwater can be used for drinking and showering. In work camps it can also be used in Laundry or heating systems. Rainwater harvesting allows us to store water above or below ground and enhance a building’s sustainability initiatives. Our multi stage units purify water and are designed for easy operation with minimal maintenance requirements.
Water suitable for human consumption or potable water has acceptable characteristics as defined by the Australian drinking water guidelines. EnviroConcepts range of water treatment products including lamella clarifiers, multimedia filtration, ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO) and disinfection are fully customizable to suit your potable water needs.
Vehicle wash bays
EnviroConcepts portable wash bays ensure no water is wasted during the cleaning of camp vehicles. Our systems can recycle up to 100% wash water ensuring cost reduction and sustainability.
EnviroConcepts systems can treat all types of waste water, whether from production processes or domestic applications. Our wastewater treatment solutions provide work camps with sustainable environmental protection solutions. Our systems are able to:
- Produce potable water
- Generate disinfected water from groundwater supplies, dams or rivers
- Treat sewage
- Recycle waste water for reuse
Waste water recycling services
Some construction camps house as many as 3000 workers and considerable waste water is generated through every day activities making recycling an essential consideration for management. Our specialists design and deliver suitable collection and recycling systems to optimize water use.
Our EPA approved systems treat water to the quality determined by authorities and provide;
- Oil and water separation
Removal of oil and grease from water
- Treatment of waste streams
Removal of toxic materials and metals from waste water before disposal or recycling
- Remediation for groundwater
Removal of metals and toxic materials from groundwater for reuse
- Waste water treatment plants for treating contaminated water for discharge of reuse
- Potable water systems
EnviroConcepts can provide refurbishments or upgrades to existing water treatment infrastructure with minimal disruption during installation.
Ensuring longevity of the environment and sustainability is the focus of our business.
Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your business goals while protecting the environment.