Bungendore, New South Wales
Australian Government Funding: $1,000,000
About the project
This project funded the construction of a supplementary water supply system for Bungendore. In 2008 the town demand for water was 322 ML per annum with the projected demand increasing to 450-550 ML per annum. A supplementary source of 130-180 ML of water per annum was required if the town was to continue to develop as planned.
A significant groundwater source was identified with a sustainable yield of at least 600 ML per annum. Supply of the water has involved: development of the bore field; construction of a water treatment plant and a clear water storage tank; construction of rising main to the town; a connection into the reticulation system; and construction of a transfer pumping station.
The project also involved construction of a new water re-use main that allows recycled water to be transferred from the Bungendore sewage treatment works to Bungendore Oval, replacing the potable water previously used to irrigate the playing field.
The project has:
- ensured that the projected demand for water can be met; and
- provided infrastructure for recycled water to be used to irrigate the Bungendore Oval rather than potable water.
The project is now complete.
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.