Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme

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About the project:

Project location: Playford, South Australia

Funding recipients: City of Playford

Total Australian Government funding: $9.6 million (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 640 ML/yr

This project will reduce the City of Playford's potable water demand by up to 640 megalitres per year (ML/yr). This will be achieved by capturing and cleaning stormwater at two sites, injecting into an aquifer and distributing to a range of end users via a network of reticulation pipes. The project involves adding a further 12.7 kilometres of pipe to the existing 18 kilometre network. A series of community bore sites will assist Playford in reaching the 640 ML/yr target.

The two major harvesting sites are:

  • Stormwater Harvesting - NEXY (Northern Expressway) basin. This site is located along Smith Creek near the corner of Heaslip Road and Womma Road.
  • Stormwater Harvesting - Stebonheath Road / Curtis Road wetland.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Construct stormwater harvesting and reuse infrastructure that has the capacity to reduce potable water demand by up to 640 ML/yr.
  • Promote the sustainable use of alternative water supplies in the Adelaide urban environment.
  • Be part of an overall stormwater program which will reduce potable water use by up to 1.3 gigalitres per year.

Links:

Further details of the Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme can be located at: City of Playford website