Dam Water Treatment Plants and Systems

Our Treatment Solutions for Dam Water

Dam water, like other surface water sources, is vulnerable to contamination from ground runoff, pollution, contamination by human and animal waste as well as algal blooms. Our expert engineers can design a dam water treatment system that will enable you to use dam water safely for agriculture and stock.


Dams hold a reservoir of surface water and are either fed by a river or creek, or via rainwater. They are a useful way to create a reservoir of water close to where it is needed, but require that rainfall or stream flows must enter the dam in excess of both daily use and the evaporation rate or they will become empty.

As an unprotected source of surface water, dams are at risk of contamination from microbiological, agricultural run-off, wind-borne debris and suspended solids. How the dam is constructed and what contamination sources it is close to will largely determine the contaminants in the dam water. Dam water is important to agriculture, horticulture and industry.

Moerk Water has a range of technologies available to treat dam water to a potable standard including clarification filtration, membrane desalination and UV disinfection. Treating dam water ensures that there is a readily accessible source of potable water.

Typical Dam Water Quality Red Flags
  • Salinity

  • Iron

  • Turbidity

  • Suspended Solids

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Most Common Plants & Systems for Treating Dam 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.

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.


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.


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.