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Energy Savers

Lower Burdekin Water

Actual Energy Savings
Service / Utility
Lift pumps
Flow meter, variable speed drive, 3 phase AC induction motor, pump optimising ML/kWH

Farm profile

Lower Burdekin Water (LBW) is responsible for moving water from the Burdekin River to replenish the subterranean water supply in the Burdekin Delta. The Burdekin Delta is considered the largest replenished coastal aquifer in Australia. LBW is required to manage the groundwater system in an environmentally and economically sustainable way to support the local farming industry which depends on this resource for irrigation, domestic, stock, industrial and urban purposes.

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Business feedback
David Sartori from LBW said “We significantly lowered annual electricity costs with the installation of the variable speed drive pumps at Kilrie Gully and we are now investigating how we can roll this out to our other 16 pumping stations. Water allocations and budget feasibility will be factored into the program of work”.