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S&B The Sounding Board – Newsletter Summer 2020

From the Managing Director   In 2020, we have been contending with Covid-19 like everyone else has. The world has changed, and Australia has also been impacted during this year with Fires, Droughts and Floods. Throughout the year we have been extremely busy supporting, advising and training our many clients in regional and remote communities […]

Great News – Five Queensland Regional Councils win a joint award at AWA 2020 conference

Five Queensland Regional Councils win a joint award at AWA 2020 conference Last night at the Australian Water Associations 2020 conference Gala Dinner awards at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre in Queensland,  Mackay Regional Council, Whitsunday Regional Council, Townsville City Council, Cairns Regional Council and Burdekin Shire Council won a joint award for their Regional Water Industry Worker Pilot Program […]

S&B The Sounding Board – Newsletter Spring 2020

From the Managing Director   The year 2020 has been more than a challenge for our communities, businesses and individually. The economic, societal and personal impacts of the pandemic and the public health response are beyond measure. Throughout this troubled time we have been busy helping our many clients throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Australia […]

Alpine Resort Aeration & Heat Exchanger Upgrade

Tracey Baldwin B.E. (Mechanical) Project Engineer & Estimator In 2019, our client contacted Simmonds & Bristow to provide engineering and project management support to undertake an aeration, heat exchanger and decanter upgrade. These works began in March 2020 and were to be completed prior to the winter ramp up.  To review the whole document, click […]

TALKS WITH TERRY – Running a Process Slowly

Running your plant at low flows So you may have seen the flyer about how to feed your plant at low flow. (If you haven’t, here are the links “How to Deal with Reduced Inflows into Your STP” & “How to Operate Your WTP and Disinfection Systems at Reduced Flows”) Well, feeding isn’t the end […]

Mary is going on Maternity Leave – Who Should I Call?

Relief Water & Wastewater Operators Anywhere-Anytime-Any Duration Water industry skilled & experienced Certificate III Qualified Water, Wastewater & Networks Relief and Permanent assignments S&B Backup support by our Process Engineering & Scientific knowledge 24 hours’ notice – we will be there! Simmonds and Bristow provide fully supported operators to comprehensively operate and maintain our client’s […]

TALKS WITH TERRY – Restart Water Treatment Plants

TALKS WITH TERRY – Restart Water Treatment Plants Ugh, fine, so what about WTP’s?  Are they as hard as an STP? Because that was a lot. Actually no, WTP’s are way easier to start up than an STP; they’re actually made to be shut down without killing off part of the process since they’re by-and-large […]

TALKS WITH TERRY – Restart Sewage Treatment Plants

TALKS WITH TERRY – Restart Sewage Treatment Plants So you’re coming out of a period of low flows and need to get your water assets up to scratch? Trying to get your STP ready for a big influx? If you’re not used to having to wind your process up-and-down, then it might seem a bit […]