PROJECT:

Stabilise slope of new irrigation pond embankment being built for new pump heads

LOCATION:

Nanango QLD 4615

PROJECT STATS:

  • 108 square metres
  • 3 hours start to finish
  • 20 tonne excavator
  • 1 operator and 2 labourers

OUR REF: ACM 0129

ACM App Study 20.0129 Irrigation Pond

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Nanango irrigation pump head was installed on a private property by the Farmer to reduce sediment flowing into the ponds and eliminating erosion the dam edges.

 

WORKS UNDERTAKEN

  • An excavator with bucket was used to dig and shape the dam sides.
  • Concrete Erosion mats were lifted from the truck into position on the top side of the dam wall and rolled into the water.
  • An excavator bucket was used to unroll mats.
  • The mats and edges were then covered with a concrete edge and slab.
  • The soil was then placed, seeded and ‘watered-in’ over the top of the Concrete erosion mats.

RESULTS & BENEFITS:

  • Safe and hard surface created from erosion mat helps minimised sediment erosion.
  • Maintains integrity of pump stand.
  • Reduced water lapping to pump stand wall.
  • Allows for vegetation growth to minimize soil slippage.
  • Very efficient solution for challenging scenario – working between dam wall and water.
  • Safe for environment – no contamination to the beach or ocean

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT FOR INSTALLATION

  • One excavator to offload the delivery truck and place mats onto site.
  • Fast and efficient installation. Two labourers on the ground to assist positioning, spreading soil over mats, and preparation of the site.
  • Safe access for concrete workers doing the concrete slab.

TIME:

2 hours for preparation, laying and covering the mat into place.

GALLERY OF WORKS

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