Seven pumps hired from Kennards Hire
Pump & Power were lifted into position using a 100 tonne crane during work at Canberra's main waste water treatment plant.
A flow of 800 litres per second was required to rapidly empty part of the plant for scheduled maintenance.
The pumps supplied by Kennards included 200mm and 150mm silenced units, some of which were trailer-mounted while others were skid-mounted.
The 200mm pumps have a maximum capacity of 220 litres per second and a maximum head of 64m, while the 150mm model has a maximum capacity of 174 litres per second and maximum head of 60m.
Kennards reports that heavy rain in the eastern states during summer and autumn this year has led to heavy demand for big pumps after numerous flooding incidents and for mine dewatering.
Kennards Hire Pump & Power has hire centres in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and works hard to move pumps between locations to meet urgent needs.