Water Proofing the West - Stage 1
About the project:
Project location: Adelaide, South Australia
Funding recipients: City of Charles Sturt
Total Australian Government funding: $20 million (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 555 ML/yr
This stormwater harvesting and reuse project will offset potable water demand by up to 555 megalitres per year (ML/yr). Infrastructure will be constructed for five linked sub-projects. The project will divert stormwater from existing drainage lines to wetlands for treatment and then utilise aquifer storage and recharge to store harvested stormwater to meet non-potable demands, including irrigation and industrial and domestic demands.
The key components of the project are:
- Old Port Road Wetland - treated stormwater will be distributed to demand centres through the Western Ring Main sub-project.
- Riverside Golf Course Wetland - this wetland will store partially treated stormwater from the Old Port Road wetland.
- Cheltenham Redevelopment Wetlands - stormwater from the surrounding catchment and flows from the River Torrens will be treated prior to aquifer storage and recovery.
- The Western Ring Main - this links the three wetland and aquifer storage and recharge schemes, and includes a distribution network to supply non-potable water throughout parts of the council.
- Construct stormwater harvesting and reuse infrastructure that has the capacity to reduce potable water demand by up to 555 ML/yr by replacing potable water with treated stormwater in fit for purpose uses such as irrigation of parks and gardens.
- Promote the sustainable use of alternative water supplies in the Adelaide urban environment.
The project is due for completion by October 2013.
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