Fitzgibbon Rainwater Harvesting to Potable Reuse Scheme (PotaRoo) Project

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About the project:

Project location: Brisbane, Queensland

Funding recipients: Queensland Urban Land Development Authority

Total Australian Government funding: $4,050,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 41 ML/yr

The project will harvest stormwater from approximately 11 hectares of roof catchment (1230 homes) in a new primarily residential development, Fitzgibbon Chase. Roof water, collected in a series of communal tanks, will be pumped to a central storage and treatment plant to achieve water of potable quality. This project is designed to operate alongside but independently from the Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting Scheme (FiSH) project.

Project benefits/objectives:

This project has been designed to inject treated stormwater into the non-potable stormwater distribution main being delivered through the FiSH project to supply Fitzgibbon Chase. Following the validation of the treatment system, 41 ML/year of treated water will be supplied directly into the potable water supply network within Fitzgibbon Chase.

Project progress:

The sequencing of construction works has been altered to reflect housing market demand in Queensland. The date of completion of the project is scheduled for June 2014.