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Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) Davis Langdon Certification Services

 

 

Estate Upkeep - Product Delivery

EU16 - Waste Water Treatment Plants

The roles and responsibilities of the operator of Sewerage Evaporation Ponds, Sewerage Treatment Plant and Septic Tanks are the responsibility of the EMOS Contractor in accordance with Section EU16 of the Service Definition Table.

Commonwealth, State and Local Legislation, Regulations and Codes

  • Australian Standards
  • Defence Policy
  • SDT and
  • Local Supply Authority

The Contractor shall supply licensed system operators and ensure that the system complies with the current Effluent licence for that system. System operation must comply with all relevant EPA regulations and operational requirements and meets the local authority's compliance requirements.

Ensure effluent system operates effectively and efficiently to deliver the required outcomes. Ensure that the plant operates effectively and efficiently to deliver the required outcomes. Ensure that all necessary licences are obtained and maintained so that Defence remains in compliance with relevant legislation including but not limited to:-

  • ANZECC/ARMCANZ - Australian Guidelines for water quality and reporting;
  • ANZECC/ARMCANZ - Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality; South Australia Recycled Water Guidelines for Class A, B or C;
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation act 1999;
  • Environmental Protection Act 1993;
  • Guidelines for Groundwater Protection in Australia 1995;
  • The Environmental Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003 (South Australia) - under EPA 2003;

The Department of Defence has recently finalised a National Environmental Wastewater Review (NEWR), this review assessed the environmental management of waste water at multiple Defence sites. On-site management systems and operational plans were identified as critical to good environmental management of wastewater at Defence sites. The Operational Plan is to accord to the format for STP operational Plans.

All sewerage treatment system valves must be recorded in the Defence Estate Information System, be located on drawings and operate freely

The testing of the recycled water is to be done monthly in accordance with Australian standards for water quality testing and the reporting sample is to be sent to a NATA lab for analytical assessment reporting against the guidelines for use of SA recycled water class A, B and C.

Reporting format to be determined by Defence Estate Information System requirements Test results and recommendations to be provided to DSG within 24 hours upon receipt of the results.
Records are to be maintained in accordance with the operations/management plan.

Logs are to be provided to the EU PD.
Reporting format is to be determined by Defence Estate Information System requirements
Records are to be maintained in accordance with the operations/management plan.

Maintain evidence and upload to Defence Estate Information System using the Compliance Information Templates. Competence Requirements: As Specified.

Maintain evidence including hard copy and upload to Defence Estate Information System using the Compliance Information Template. Evidence Requirements: Waste monitoring records showing compliance with the sewerage authority's regulatory (licensing) requirements. Competence Requirements: As Specified.