Australian-First Off-Grid Power Innovation Takes Out Engineering Excellence Award Win

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance (LoganWIA) recently won an Engineering Excellence Award from Engineers Australia in Queensland for the Round Mountain Reservoir water quality project.

The project is now a finalist in the national Australian Engineering Excellence Awards which will be announced next month.


By harnessing the power of the sun and salt, the $3 million project is an Australian-first solution for managing drinking water quality in a remote location. Situated in Logan’s south west at Round Mountain Reservoir, the project combines solar power, commercial battery storage and electro-chlorination technologies to maintain water quality for residents, 24 hours a day. This innovation achieved a $1.9 million capital cost saving and almost $50,000 in annual operational cost savings for the Logan City Council. Click on this video to find out more.


Alongside our partners Logan City Council, Downer and Cardno, WSP is part of the LoganWIA Alliance which planned, designed and delivered this project on behalf of the council. Our team members were involved in concept design, options assessment, overall design management, hazardous area assessment, mechanical systems, structural supports for the solar panels and electrical review.


Dean Toomey, WSP’s Director of Water, says, “Helping communities thrive is at the heart of our approach. This project demonstrates the power of innovation in delivering sustainable solutions that will have a positive impact on the city of Logan for current and future generations.”


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