Murray Bridge stormwater managementand reuse scheme
About the project
Project location: Murray Bridge, South Australia
Funding recipient: Rural City of Murray Bridge
Total Australian Government funding: $7,115,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 172 ML/yr
The project will harvest stormwater from flood mitigation basins within Murray Bridge and transfer it to a new subdivision at Gifford Hill for treatment and storage in a constructed wetland. The treated stormwater will then be distributed to various locations within Murray Bridge to irrigate parks and sports fields.
- decrease reliance on the River Murray and reduce potable water demand by 172 ML/y
- generate a net benefit to water quality in the River Murray near Murray Bridge by reducing pollutant loads discharged into the river, and
- irrigation to parks and sports fields within Murray Bridge to maintain and improve amenties.