Project location: Murray Bridge, South Australia
Funding recipient: Rural City of Murray Bridge
Total Australian Government funding: $7,115,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 172 ML/yr
About the project
The project will harvest stormwater from flood mitigation basins within Murray Bridge and transfer it to a new subdivision at Gifford Hill for treatment and storage in a constructed wetland. The treated stormwater will then be distributed to various locations within Murray Bridge to irrigate parks and sports fields.
- decrease reliance on the River Murray and reduce potable water demand by 172 ML/y
- generate a net benefit to water quality in the River Murray near Murray Bridge by reducing pollutant loads discharged into the river, and
- irrigation to parks and sports fields within Murray Bridge to maintain and improve amenties.
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.