Australian Government Funding: $1,065,875
About the project
The project demonstrates the benefits of collecting rain water run-off from roofs in a new subdivision and using it to top up the towns potable water supply. The project involved:
- construction of 2.5 kilometres of dedicated roof-water collection pipe network in a new subdivision on the Warrnambool area
- construction of 2 kilometres of dedicated trunk water main to transfer roof water from the new subdivision to the existing raw water storage and treatment facility
- supply of the water through the town's water reticulation system.
The project helped advance the National Water Initiative objective by encouraging innovation and water use efficiency in urban areas, particularly growth areas, by demonstrating the potential of capturing rainwater roof run-off, collecting it centrally, and using it to augment the potable water supply.
The project is complete and the final report is available below.
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.