Adelaide Airport

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About the project:

Project location: Adelaide, South Australia

Funding recipients: SA Water

Total Australian Government funding: $4,864,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 250 ML/yr

The project will construct stormwater harvesting infrastructure which includes: a major storage basin; biofiltration and media filtration treatment plant; aquifer injection and extraction bores; and a holding tank, pumps and piping for distribution of harvested and treated stormwater.

The scheme will source water from Brownhill/Keswick Creek system. A major storage basin will capture flows which will then be pumped to treatment facilities.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Construct stormwater harvesting and reuse infrastructure which, once operational, has the capacity to reduce potable water demand by up to 250 megalitres per year (ML/yr) by replacing supply with treated stormwater.
  • Promote the sustainable use of alternative water supplies in the Adelaide urban environment.

Project progress:

The project is due for completion by October 2013.