Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Project
About the project:
Project location: Brisbane, Queensland
Funding recipients: Queensland Urban Land Development Authority
Total Australian Government funding: $3,086,600 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 89 ML/yr
The project is designed to harvest stormwater runoff from a catchment area of 290ha within a residential development and to supply 89 megalitres/year of treated stormwater for non-potable uses within the Fitzgibbon Chase estate development. Key components such as the 'third pipe' non-potable water distribution system are being completed as an integral part of the development infrastructure. This project is designed to operate alongside but independently of the Fitzgibbon Rainwater Harvesting to Potable Reuse (PotaRoo) Scheme project within Fitzgibbon Chase.
The project will supply treated stormwater for non-potable uses including irrigation for parks and gardens, toilet flushing, laundry and car washing at Fitzgibbon Chase, located 12 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.
The FiSH project is under construction with completion due by June 2014.