Mines must save water

Water is one of the major features in International Mining’s July issue - managing it, delivering it, saving it. Over in Australia, a new water truck system that is safe, sustainable and reliable has been developed at Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s (RTCA) Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) mine. “The new system uses up to a third less water than the old models, making them less of a drain on environmental resources,” said MTW Maintenance Planner Matthew Little, who developed the water carts. “They are also safer to use as operators can set the water to output evenly during spot sprays and automatically adjust the output according to road conditions and speed. This means operators don’t have to take their eyes off the road. (more…)

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