Murray Downs raw water reuse scheme Murray Downs, New South Wales
Wakool Shire Council
About the project
The project will enable the utilisation of water from the sewerage treatment plant in a dual reticulation system for unrestricted use on gardens/lawns and other public areas, thereby reducing annual demand on water resources.
The project involves an extension of the rising main, a new reservoir, alterations to the pumps, mains, controls and shed. Specific measures include:
- 1.2 km extension of existing rising main;
- 1.5 km extension of existing reticulation main;
- new 0.6ML reservoir for potable water;
- construction of raw water pumping station;
- control System; and
- checking integrity of dual system, cross contamination, backflow etc.
Introducing a re-use water scheme in the township of Murray Downs will reduce the consumption of potable water for outside use. It will better utilise a precious resource, particularly with the anticipated future expansion of the estate area. Murray Downs currently has a dual water supply system that is charged by potable water for both systems- including outside activities i.e. lawns, gardens and car washing. With the introduction of re-use water into the dual water supply, incorporating re-use water for the outside activities, consumption rates on potable water will be substantially reduced and water savings achieved.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Wakool Shire Council directly on 03 5887 5007.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.