The Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) water management strategy involves recycling all rainwater collected onsite for industrial water supply. When frequent intense rainfall is received, water that meets certain quality criteria, as licensed by EHP, can be released to the receiving environment. DBCT committed to undertake a Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) to investigate and implement a broad range of initiatives, resulting in significant water management enhancements to ensure when DBCT does discharge, it will be compliant. The WQIP was implemented in three phases during the past three years, with an environmental investment of $55 million. Combined, these initiatives have considerably reduced the likelihood of future exceedances of total suspended solids from the terminal. The WQIP not only demonstrates DBCT’s commitment to achieving compliance with our environmental licence to operate, but to also go beyond current best practice in water management and set the benchmark for other coal terminals.

Monitoring Organisation Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

Name Ricci Churchill

Phone 0417 011 768


Position in organisation Manager, Environment

Activity Type stormwater/wastewater management (e.g installation of improved management systems)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Plane catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/01/2013


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

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