Albury City Council
About the project
Albury City plans to investigate the synergies, issues and opportunities associated with the potential re-use of treated waste water from Norske Skog's Albury Mill on Albury City parks and gardens recreational areas and other potential sites.
The study will address:
- water suitability;
- public health issues;
- supply volumes and flow rates;
- identify potential sites for irrigations;
- undertake soil studies for impacts on soil structure;
- complete a hydraulic study of potential sites; and
- undertake a cost benefit analysis of the project and draft requirement agreements.
The project offers the opportunities to value add to the water cycle, providing the community with positive economic and environmental outcomes.
This project was completed in March 2012 and resulted in the production of the 'Securing Alternative Water Supplies for Recreational Services & Other Activities, Synthesis Report'. This synthesis report summarises an investigation into the application of treated wastewater supplied by Norske Skog Albury Mill for the purposes of irrigating AlburyCity sports fields, including a paper which reviews Planning and Approval requirements.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Albury City Council directly on 02 6993 1100.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.