This was one of our first large commercial installations. Working closely with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the current owners of the vineyard, we sized and quoted a system that would suit the managements desire to not only reduce their environmental impact, reduce running costs further their goal of sustainability but to have thier vineyard recognised as an environmentally friendly one.
We installed a 7000 litre concrete and and retro fitted the internal system on site. The vent pipe was diverted so as not be a visual influence on the restaurant and a low wattage but powerful Davey D75 was installed to send the water 120m up a slight rise to the pebble clarifier.
From the pebble clarifier, we installed a manual flush valve into a long soakage trench. From the clarifier, the water gravity fed a 30 sqm sand filter that we fitted with 1 solid wall to protect from nearby trees and installed the pump chute externally to maximise the filtration area of the filter. The filtered water passes through an inline filter and a pressure controlled 6-way distribution valve into 6 X 350 sqm areas of pressure compensating irrigation totalling 2100 square meters in total.
We decommissioned the 3 old tanks and flattened out the area they were in, arranged all the electrical work and connection to the existing plumbing. The owners then painted the vent pipe and built a wooden bench over top of the tank with a removable access lid. Visitors to the winery often sit on this bench right on top of the WormSmart system.