Commissioning waste water treatment plants

The Pimpama Treatment Plant was built as part of Gold Coast Water’s Pimpama-Coomera Waterfuture Master Plan to provide Class A+ recycled water to the surrounding community. The plant consists of a wastewater treatment plant which was commissioned late 2008 followed by a recycled water treatment plant that is now at the final stages of commissioning. Included in this paper is a discussion of various challenges encountered during the startup and commissioning phases of the wastewater treatment plant. Throughout this period the operations team benefited by gaining expanded knowledge and experience in addressing issues that would otherwise rarely be encountered during typical daily plant operation.