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Town Water Pump Station Upgrade

Customer: Ashgrove Estate Body Corporate

Completion Date: 15/10/2012

Location: Ashgrove - Brisbane, QLD

Specifications & Features:

Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment recently designed and installed an upgrade to a pump station in Ashgrove to replace existing dated pump equipment that supply town drinking water to the suburb.

Daily Water Transfer: Up to 12,000L / day


Plant Install Description: All the old pumps, pipes and frames were removed; with one pump being used as a temporary water supply while the new system was installed and commissioned.

  • A new Dual Grundfos MPC CRIE5-20 variable speed pump system was installed to operate as a duty / standby system
  • The pump variable speed controls were set to deliver 1000kpa water pressure to overcome large elevation variations across the region
  • Fixed pressure regulators were installed at each home to provide a constant and uniform water pressure of 500kpa
  • All pipework and pump bases were replaced
  • The old fire pump was stripped, cleaned and a new seal fitted and the unit painted
  • All electrical controls were upgraded.

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