Representatives from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention were recently hosted by the Shire of Dardanup’s Environmental Health Services Team as they investigated systems for collecting and treating drinking water in regional areas.
The visit was organised by WA Department of Health Epidemiologist Dr Alex Xiao and during their stop within the Shire of Dardanup, the delegates were taken to the Evedon Park Bush Retreat and Green Door Winery in the Ferguson Valley to see good examples of drinking water supply systems.
The Evedon Park system includes a large drinking water storage reservoir, batch chlorination system and supplies water to its resort facilities. Green Door Wines was of interest because of the collection and storage of roofwater in multiple tanks, with treatment by a filter and Validated UV system before use in the winery and café.
Other stops on the group’s South West tour included the Binningup Desalination Plant and Aqwest in Bunbury.