LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir – With funding from the NT Governments’ Immediate Grants programme the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp has recently undertaken a major upgrade to the solar power system and to the bore water supply and water treatment.
These upgrades will maintain the camp’s policy of using solar power for the pumping of water from the bore in Jay Creek, and its treatment in a highly automated unit powered by the upgraded solar unit.
The funding has provided an increase in the solar collection and battery storage to about 12 kva – almost double the capacity of the original installation in 1996.
The latest computer-controlled treatment has raised the capacity to 5000 litres of drinking water a day. Ultra violet treatment ensures the water is free of bacteria.
The camp provides the highest health and facility standards for guests – primarily school and youth groups.
The treated water is of a better chemical quality than that of Alice Springs or of other major centres in the NT and certainly the only visitor accommodation that sets these standards.
Both projects were delivered by Alice Springs contractors.
Chairman, Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Association Inc.