CTW Strategic Review of WTP Upgrade Options

Central Tablelands Water engaged us to develop a strategic plan with key staff and regulators and identify options and constraints for their portfolio management of critical infrastructure. We delivered an options assessment and facilitated workshops with the board to optimise future asset investments.


Griffith City Council have engaged us to develop the Griffith WTP masterplan. The masterplan develops and prioritises substantial upgrades to improve resilience and system performance, and progresses key 'no-regrets’ investments we identified with Council as part of our work on their LWU strategic planning. Our project team includes reputable and specialised subcontractors to support the electrical, civil and mechanical aspects of the project.


Lithgow City Council engaged us to undertake a process capacity review for their three STPs. We identified compliance risks and bottlenecks in each STP process and made recommendations to optimise chemical dosing and aeration to achieve efficient compliance with the Licences. We also made recommendations to improve process control and monitoring in the PLC/SCADA and future capital works.


Goldenfields Water engaged us to develop tender documentation to design and construct a fluoride and chlorine dosing facility and demolish the old assets at Oura WTP. As part of this project, we developed the concept design including P&IDs and equipment sizing and prepared the technical specification. Our project team included reputable and specialised subcontractors to support the civil aspects of the project.


Narromine Shire Council engaged us to assess options to improve the water quality and water security of the Narromine drinking water supply system. The options assessment included high level design, cost estimate and triple bottom line assessment. Our project team included reputable and specialised subcontractors to support the civil and hydrogeological aspects of the project.


The Water Authority of Fiji engaged Atom Consulting to develop risk appetite statements and reporting for their organisation. The project included:

The project increased risk literacy across the organisation. The outputs was an updated risk framework which included risk appetite statements and reporting metrics and mechanisms from operations through the Executive Leadership Team to the Board.


Atom Consulting facilitated a desktop exercise of PIRMP implementation for the Walcha STP. During the workshop we considered:

Following the scenario, participants from the exercise were debriefed on their performance and issues from the desktop exercise were noted along with recommendations for PIRMP modifications.


Dubbo Regional Council engaged Atom Consulting to review their preparedness in the event of the pandemic reaching and impacting their water supply operations operating areas of Dubbo, Wellington, Geurie and Mumbil. Our team:

The output was a plan that Council could follow to improve their preparedness and manage their system with severely reduced staffing levels.


Atom Consulting facilitated a criticality review of the water, sewage treatment and recycling plants for Parkes Shire Council.

The equipment at each plant was reviewed in workshops with Council management and operating staff.

The project outcomes were:


We facilitate quarterly water quality meetings and teleconferences for Council's Drinking Water Management System (DWMS). In each meeting, we review key components of the DWMS including operational and verification data, customer complaints, and any incidents or treatment challenges. The results of these meetings are used to prepare the DWMS annual report, giving Council a greater understanding of their system.

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