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Goonyella Riverside Mine-I

Customer: Downer EDI Mining

Completion Date: 2/04/2012

Location: BMA Coal Goonyella Riverside Mine camp

Specifications & Features:

Dowden's have installed and commissioned a potable water treatment plant at the BMA Goonyella Riverside coal mine for Downer EDI Mining

Water Quality Requirements: Water quality conforms with the Australian NHRMC Guidelines for potable water.

Water Use: Potable grade water to be used for the drinking, cooking, washing and showering requirements throughout the mine site.

Daily Treated Water Production: 25.0 KL

Plant Description:

The containerised 'plug and play' automatic high purity water treatment plant comprises duty/standby raw water feed pumps, strainer filters for coarse filtration, ultrafiltration (UF) for filtration to <0.2 micron, carbon filtration for taste, odour and organic removal, and chlorine dosing for disinfection.

  • Refurbished shipping container to house water treatment plant
  • Level switches for raw and potable water storage tanks
  • Screen filtration prior to UF plant
  • Duty and stand-by raw water feed pumps
  • 21" automatic carbon filter
  • XPE2L10V Ultrafiltration Unit with PLC control
  • Raw water and potable water in-line flow meters
  • Packaged air compressor unit for air scouring of the WTPs membranes
  • 550L CIP / feed tank
  • 5000L break tank
  • Level regulators for feed and backwash tanks
  • Chlorine disinfection with sodium hypochlorite dosing into the potable water line
  • Duty and stand-by treated water pumps


This is the third potable water treatment plant that Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment have completed for BMA.

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