Moama Stormwater Harvesting & Reuse Scheme


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

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Murray Shire Council

Funding: $53,600

About the project

Murray Shire Council has developed a Stormwater Harvesting Strategy with the aim of irrigating parks & recreational facilities within Moama with stormwater runoff collected from the urban catchment.

Project benefits

This project will reduce reliance on water allocations from the Murray River & ensure that, during periods of water shortages, the community's open spaces & playing fields can be kept green. The scheme will be developed in stages over the next 5 years. In the first stage, two storages will be developed with pumps and pipelines to supply water to irrigate the Town's principal sporting facilities at the Moama Recreation Reserve.

Project completion

This project was completed in February 2011. This project produced an updated and relevant Stormwater Management Plan and a Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Strategy for the Moama Community. The plans are in accordance with the needs of the Moama community, satisfy all environmental and water security issues and will, when implemented, ensure the viability of the regions parks, sporting fields and open space areas. Both documents have been adopted by the Murray Shire Council.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Murray Shire Council directly on 03 5480 9125.

The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.