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Water recycling gives independence to earth moving company

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Big machines and a big task

Peachey Constructions established a new work shop for maintenance and repair of their earthmoving equipment.

Rodney Peachey, the owner, wanted to have a wash bay facility which was environmentally friendly.

“Our wash water can contain large quantities of sand and clay, as well as oils and greases. I gave the idea years of thought, and finally arrived at the final concept,” Rodney says.

The wash bay itself consists of a self bunded concrete floor which slopes slightly to the centre.

“I needed a suitable system to recycle the water and contacted Clearmake , who visited my site and recommended their WRS 3000 recycling system. The system was installed in July 2005 and has worked well since.”

The Specifications

A three stage automatic clarification process for the treatment and removal of: Free floating hydrocarbons; suspended solids; dissolved solids; heavy metals; emulsions; BOD and COD.

The system parameters are:

• Recycled water storage capacity: 5,000 litres

• flow rate of system: 3,000 litres per hour

• Disinfection: Chlorination

• Fully automated with PLC control system

The Benefits

The Clearmake water recycling system provides water for reuse in the wash down of heavy earthmoving equipment. The system runs automatically with minimal maintenance requirements.

Peachey Constructions do not discharge to sewer and save a substantial amount of money and use the excess water to irrigate their landscape.

Rodney Peachey comments further: “I would have no hesitation in recommending the Clearmake system to other users. It is a neat and functional assembly”.

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