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Water Corporation embraces a virtual design world

The Water Corporation is using virtual reality technology to simulate how water and wastewater infrastructure will function – before being built.

Usually, design drawings are reviewed in a two-dimensional format, however the Water Corporation now converts designs into three-dimensional virtual reality.

The corporation recently used virtual reality to allow operators at its Northam office to experience in 3D the design of wastewater recycling plants at Kellerberrin and Wyalkatchem.

The operators were able to provide feedback to improve the design from an occupational health and safety perspective.

The corporation is also looking at the potential for virtual reality to be used for other purposes, such as training and testing maintenance programs.