Narrandera Shire Council
About the project
The Narrandera Holistic Water Cycle Project aims to:
- fully diversify Narrandera's water supply to increase overall water security;
- reduce strain on the local aquifer which currently supplies 100% of Narrandera's water;
- reduce demand for water through a household demand management program; and
- reduce demand on Narrandera's potable water system which will in turn reduce the capital required for the new water treatment plant.
These goals are to be achieved through four project components:
- augmentation of the sewerage effluent reuse scheme;
- augmentation of the Effluent Reuse system by blending of effluent with river water from a new river water pump station;
- addition of a new bore on the bore field to tap into the deeper Lachlan aquifer, increasing the security of the bore field and improving the quality of the raw water supply; and
- reduction of demand for potable water by subsidising the replacements of shower heads and toilet cisterns and pans.
Water security will be enhanced by the above reductions and the construction of a new 100ML off river storage at Gunning Reservoir site. Additional enhancement to water security will also be achieved as the new filtration plant will be more able to manage the quality of treated water, which currently poses a threat to the reticulation and storage infrastructure due to the water quality being below standard for most parameters mentioned in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. By managing quality more closely those infrastructure assets will perform with less loss due to main breaks, equipment failures, leakage from reservoirs and excessive mains flushing.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Narrandera Shire Council directly on 02 6959 5510.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.