Located on the Adelaide Plains of southern Australia, the Piscioneri Brothers’ vegetable-washing plant is modernizing how commercial washing companies use water.
On the world’s driest continent, water conservation is a challenge, but with the help of a cutting-edge water recycling system from Xylem, more than 60,000 liters of water can now be recirculated throughout the Piscioneri Brothers’ plant.
The recycling system, developed by our Residential & Commercial Water business, was installed at Piscioneri in early 2010. While many other washing plants in the region must add as much as 50,000 liters per hour to their systems, the system at the Piscioneri plant is largely self-sustaining.
The pumps assist in turning over approximately 500 to 1,500 liters (130 to 400 gallons) of water per minute when washing produce. Our large vertical multi-stage Lowara pumps catapult dirty water into a sump system. A bailing filter then separates the clean water, which is transported to a storage facility. From the storage facility, clean water is delivered to the vegetable-washing center, where fresh produce is treated and prepared for selling.
The only grower in the area using this technology, the Piscioneri Brothers have reported that the system has been helpful in running their business effectively. Through Xylem's expertise, the vegetable-washing plant was able to implement a unique system that conserves water, while also saving time and money.