North East Victoria - Dewatering and Reuse
Dredging Solutions was engaged to conduct maintenance dredging of the sedimentation ponds at this dairy plant. In addition to the removal of in-situ materials, the project also involved the preparation of an Environmental Improvement Plan for beneficial reuse post-dewatering.
Dredging Solutions removed 8,100 m³ of materials from the ponds using FLUMP auger suction dredge and Envitube® geotextile dewatering containers. The sludge samples were tested and confirmed suitable for fertilisation. An optimal application rate was provided to the client based on the sludge and soil conditions.
The client's sedimentation ponds were restored to their full capacity. Dredged materials were stored in the Envitubes® onsite for further consolidation before being transported to a nearby grazing property for land application.