Our Projects

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Recycled Water Management System Guidance

Atom Consulting was engaged by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Urban Water Branch, to lead the development of the NSW Recycled Water Management System Guidance.  This include development of a number of supporting fact sheets and the facilitation of stakeholder workshops.

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Coffs Harbour City Council RWMS

Atom Consulting were engaged by Coffs Harbour City Council to develop a risk based Recycled Water Management System (RWMS) for their recycled water scheme. This involved carrying out a gap analysis audit of the system, using a process of interviews, document review, and treatment plant and end user site inspections.  A workshop risk assessment was also carried out for the scheme, with involvement of external stakeholders.

Tamworth Regional Council
Water Quality Risk Assessments

Facilitated water quality risk assessments on behalf of Tamworth Regional Council for Barraba, Bendemeer, Nundle and Manilla WTPs as required by the NSW Public Health Act 2010 s25 (1)

Water Quality Meetings and Annual Report

Facilitated quarterly water quality meetings and teleconferences. These included review of operational and verification data, customer complaints, DWMS updates, training, reservoir inspections and any water quality incidents or treatment challenges. Preparation of an DWMS annual review report using the outputs from these water quality meetings.

Parkes Shire Council
Fluoride Tracer Study

Led an intensive tracer study to gather data for use in a hydraulic model and water age study to improve Council’s understanding of the reticulation system.

Water Research Australia
Pipe Breaks (#1091)

Developed a framework to control the microbial risk from pipe break works, collecting data from water utilities across Australia about their pipe break procedures and protocols. Click here for more details.


Parkes Shire Council
Recycled Water Reuse Signage

Provided guidance on signage standards for recycled water reuse sites to mitigate the risk of accidental contact with water and promote awareness of the use of recycled water.

Goldenfields Water County Council
Monitoring Plan Review

Reviewed and updated the Goldenfields Water County Council quality monitoring program, including process, verification and NSW Health monitoring, in line with the requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011).

Orange City Council
Recreational Use of Dams Guidance

Reported on the health and dam safety risks of recreational activities in the water supply dams, including additional monitoring and costs of these activities.

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Lord Howe Island Board
Quality Assurance Plan

Atom Consulting reviewed the drinking water supply infrastructure operated by the Lord Howe Island Board and drafted their Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) to meet the requirements of the NSW Public Health Act (2010). The Board owns a range of decentralised systems, the project involved auditing each system, developing testing and maintenance regimes and incident and emergency procedures, making treatment recommendations and incorporating into the QAP.

Standard Operating Procedures

Developed standard operating procedures for a number of sewage and water treatment plants with input from operational staff.  Staff were then trained in the use of the procedures.

Norfolk Island Regional Council
QAP Development and Community Consultation

Assisted private water suppliers on the island to develop Quality Assurance Plans in preparation for the introduction of the Public Health Act (2010). This involved developing plans for the major water carters and Council water supplies, developing templates for other private water suppliers and holding community workshops.