Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange Reclaimed Water Reuse Project

Naracoorte, SA

Total funding: Total project cost $3.7 million, with funding of $1.85 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Naracoorte Lucindale Council.

About the project

This project will upgrade the existing wash-down collection and treatment facilities, and design and implement new stormwater capture facilities at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange (NRLE). The stormwater capture will be achieved through the construction of a new roof structure for the sale yards, with gutters and collection systems delivering stormwater to a new storage tank.

A new Blended Reclaimed water storage tank (wastewater and stormwater shandy) and pump station will be installed and a 600 metre pipeline constructed to enable the reuse for the irrigation of nearby open space.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • provide approximately 40 million litres of "fit-for-purpose" reclaimed water each year that can replace potable water for the irrigation of key sporting areas
  • reduce demand for groundwater bore extraction due to reclaimed water reuse, and
  • enhance the quality of open community areas.

Progress

The project commenced on 18 November 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.