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Solar Pump Installation Project

 

Gordon Gibson Nominees recently completed a contract for the Rural City of Wangaratta, to design, supply, install and commission five solar powered pumping and water storage systems, for drought relief purposes at strategic locations within the municipality.

The locations are not serviced by a mains power supply, and hence in order to provide locals with a reliable water source in times of drought and bushfire, the council constructed groundwater bores and GGN installed solar powered submersible pumps, fitting multiple tanks. A solar and battery powered pump was installed, to draw water from the storage tanks supplying overload standpipes, and CFA outlet connections.

The battery system allows water to be supplied at all times, without the requirement for high levels of sunlight. The standpipes have timed switches, to allow delivery at set volumes of water. The bore pumps were installed at depths up to 96m below ground level.

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