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Our Excursion to Sugarloaf Reservoir & Winneke Water Treatment Plant…

Perfect weather……..walking………….learning……………..and FUN!!

Water Treatment Processes

Step 1: COAGULATION- The chemical Alum is added via ducts to help bacteria and small solid particles stick together.

Step 2:CLARIFICATION and FLOATATION – 4-5 hour process where another chemical Polly is added. Mechanical settling basins called clarifiers use gravity to separate out solid particles and remove colour. Finer particles fall on the bottom. This waste material called ‘splurge’ drops into pipes underneath and is collected into tankers. This waste is recycled and used to cover landfills.

Step 3:FILTRATION-Most of the remaining particles are removed as water passes through filters. There are more than 4600 mushroom filters at Winneke.

Step 4: DISINFECTION – The chemical chlorine is added to kill any disease causing bacteria. The amount of chlorine added varies. According to our research, less than one milligram per litre is used.

Step 5: FLUORIDATION – Fluoride is added to the water in small amounts. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and MUST be added to our water.

Step 6: pH CORRECTION

Group Photo

The chemical 'Alum' added to the water via ductsIMG_0748Sugarloaf Reservoir

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SUGAR LOAF RESERVOIR LOCATION MAP

MELBOURNE WATER WEBSITE

WINNEKE VIDEO

5 thoughts on “Integrated

  1. I really like are topic “Water A Vital Resource” .It is a really Fun topic! I have learnt so much about water!!

  2. I loved our excursion to winnike and sugar loaf resiviour, my legs where really tired from walking but that was one of my favorite EXCURSION EVER.

    * From Ava*

  3. Glad you enjoyed our excursion! My first experience at a water treatment plant also. Very informative.

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