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The biodisc has landed

Wed 7 May 2008

The giant bright orange sewage treatment plant that has been sitting on the turning circle at Lawson Park has now been installed. Seems to fit quite snugly into the giant hole that had to be made for it.

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Barry and his right hand men check its in position

Barry and his right hand men check its in position

For those who like a nice bit of heavy plant

For those who like a nice bit of heavy plant


well, well, well

Wed 30 Apr 2008

It might look like we’re digging a well but this is the hole for our new biodisc sewage treatment plant which will replace the old septic tank at Lawson Park.

Discussions continue on how we will supply water to the new building, the ground source heat drilling is beginning to show signs of discovering water but how you establish if this will consistently provide the quantity we require I'm not quite sure?? I guess that's why we have so many experts involved in the project. The alternative to the proposed water borehole is to revert to extracting and storing water from a nearby stream, which is how the existing building was supplied. The stream used to date is prone to running dry throughout the summer so we would need to relocate the supply and storage system to an alternative, more consistent stream on the site, which may need additional planning consent. This approach will needs us to confirm an average occupancy for the building throughout the year and agree how many weeks supply we would like to store, maybe we should be digging a well.

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Excavation for the sewage treatment plant
Excavation for the sewage treatment plant
Old septic tank,ready for disposal
Old septic tank,ready for disposal

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