The spending is signalled in Auckland Council’s emergency Covid-19 recovery budget and would pay to extend treatment for Waikato River water, for ‘modular’ treatment plants at Pukekohe and near an unused source at Papakura plus possible new measures such as desalination of seawater.
Watercare, the council company that runs the water and wastewater systems, has already committed to about $70m of the spending to try to get ahead of a potentially severe drought through next summer. The $180m total is the top end of its contingency in case rains don’t start to re-fill storage lakes in the Hunua and Waitakere ranges.
A long-sought compromise has been approved that will open the stagnant, reed-filled Buena Vista Lagoon to the sea and restore its native coastal marine habitat, but years of work remain before the transformation begins.
The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management has been donated a mobile desalination plant that will assist maritime communities with water supply during periods of emergencies through the reverse osmosis of saltwater into freshwater.
Yokogawa Wins a Control System Order for the Provisur Seawater Desalination Project in Peru – Peru – South America
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that the Peru branch of Yokogawa América do Sul (a Yokogawa Electric Corporation subsidiary) has received a control system order from Técnicas de Desalinización de Aguas, S.A. (Tedagua) for a water desalination plant and associated facilities that it is building for Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima S.A. (SEDAPAL) in the Santa Maria district of Lima, the capital of Peru.
With the Provisur seawater desalination project, Peru’s first reverse osmosis desalination plant is being constructed to supply 35,000 m3 of potable water per day to the 100,000 residents of the Santa Maria district.
Water distribution and sewer pipelines (total length: 260 km), a sewage treatment plant (daily capacity: 15,500 m3), and an undersea pipeline (780 m) for the discharge of treated water are also being built.
Part of the treated water will be used for watering plants in the local area. Expectations are high for this project because Lima and other coastal areas in Peru have a desert climate that gets very little rain throughout the year.