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Whitsunday Gardens Caprari-CPC Pump Station

Customer: Relag Group Pty Ltd

Location: Proserpine, QLD

Specifications & Features:

Whitsunday Gardens Estate situated in Proserpine, QLD is a new land release subdivision located just 25 minutes from the iconic Airlie Beach.

Relag Group Pty Ltd are responsible for this new urban housing development and subsequently engaged Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment [Proserpine branch] to design, supply and install a Precast Concrete Pump Station for use in Stage 3 of the Whitsunday Gardens Estate subdivision development.

Stage 3 of the subdivision development required a standalone sewage pump station to be installed capable of handling the residential waste water and sewerage borne from 20 subdivided lots. The land was used to farm sugarcane before the development began in 2013.

Whitsunday Regional Council Water and Sewage Executive ManagersBefore the design and construction phases could begin Dowdens met extensively with the Whitsunday Regional Council's Water & Sewage Executive Managers to discuss the suitability of the Caprari-CPC Sewage Pump Station, the design peculiarities required for the working in the region (a high water table onsite) and how Dowdens could adapt the Caprari-CPC system to best suit the site requirements.

Multiple options were presented in the initial design drawings helping to satisfy Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC) specifications; including locally designed and engineered aluminium access covers requested by the WRC [ensuring uniformity with all other waste water assets held in the region], inhouse manufacturing of specific handrails to meet municipal safety codes and working with WRC's preferred switchboard manufacturer [Belmont Electrical].

Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment - Caprari-CPC Sewage Pump Station [Whitsunday Gardens, Proserpine, QLD]


During the initial project scoping Relag Group Pty Ltd reviewed three options for their sewage pump station system: pre-fabricated fibreglass, mould formed precast concrete and concrete pour in situ. The Dowdens Caprari-CPC Sewage Pump Station won the selection process due to the following product benefits:

Project engineering consultant (Trevor Glasson) utilised the dedicated Caprari-CPC Selection software to assist matching the correct system layout to the site specifications. Caprari-CPC Selection software allows registered members to generate an integrated design solution for the selection of an appropriate chamber, pumps and mechanical components for specific applications. The integrated design solution includes: GA Drawings of the chamber along with a "CAD Kit" providing all CAD elements to enable rapid transformation of the GA drawing into a full production drawing; Full component listings, including mechanical specification for your customised fit out; System curve, total system duty, pump recommendations and a budgetary quote is available on request.

Trevor was able to design the system and submit that to WRC for approval. Once selected the Caprari-CPC Pump Station was installed, commissioned and the whole projected managed by Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment [Proserpine branch].

Key Project Features:

Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment - Caprari-CPC Sewage Pump Station [Whitsunday Gardens, Proserpine, QLD]

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