Creek Water Treatment Systems

Our Treatment Solutions for Creek Water

Creek water, like dam and river water, is prone to pollution from runoff, human and animal waste, chemicals, bacteria, parasites and viruses. We can design and build a treatment system to suit your specific needs and convert creek water into a clean, safe water source.


Creeks or streams are narrow surface waterways that are often tributaries of rivers and have a lower volume of water. However, creeks are generally sheltered which limits their evaporation rate. Creeks can have a variable seasonal flow and a maximum extraction rate, which limits the volume that can be treated.

As a source of surface water, creeks have similar contaminants to surface water: microbiological material, chemical run-off and suspended solids. The water in a creek will either be fresh water or brackish water, so salt can also be present. The treatment technologies for creek water will often be a combination of technologies and can include UV disinfection, membrane desalination and clarification filtration. Creek water is mainly of use to agriculture and communities that have access to a flowing creek.

Moerk Water has extensive experience designing surface water (including creek water) treatment systems and can ensure that any treatment system meets environmental regulations.

Typical Creek Water Quality Red Flags
  • Salinity

  • Turbidity

  • Suspended Solids

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Most Common Plants & Systems for Treating Creek Water

Our treatment plants are individually designed to meet the specific requirements to create a supply of water that is safe for drinking or use in commercial and industrial situations.

Clarification Filtration

Clarification Filtration is a chemical/physical method to reduce the dirt load in the water. Fine particles below a certain size will pass through standard filters. Following clarification filtration, depending on the water quality required, the water can be further purified to reduce the salt load or remove any other contaminants of concern.

UV Sterilisation

Flow Disinfection is the go-to solution when you are treating biologically contaminated surface water. Reverse osmosis will remove all microbiological content from the water and concentrate it into the effluent stream and will also remove the salt.

Iron Removal Systems

Moerk Water’s Iron Removal Systems remove iron from any water source, eliminating concerns about iron bacteria contamination, corrosion, and scaling. Our iron removal systems utilise aeration mechanisms and filters with an automated backwash to reliably removing iron from the water while keeping the systems hands-free and operating costs as low as possible.


Typically when we think of reverse osmosis we imagine large facilities that underpin a city’s water supply or small under sink units. However, in our context, we have adapted these membrane systems to be both transportable and optimised for whatever scale various agricultural and commercial concerns require.

Brackish Water Treatment

Moerk Water specialises in designing and building custom desalination plants and systems to treat various saline water sources to achieve water that is ready for commercial application and/or safe drinking water.


Moerk’s water treatment technology can convert a wide range of water types, including sea water, brackish water and contaminated water into safe drinking water that meets World Health Organisation water quality standards.