Fitzgibbon Rainwater Harvesting to Potable Reuse Scheme (PotaRoo) Project
About the project:
Project location: Brisbane, Queensland
Funding recipients: Queensland Urban Land Development Authority
Total Australian Government funding: $4,050,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 44 ML/yr
The project will harvest stormwater from approximately 11 hectares of roof catchment (1230 homes) in a new primarily residential development, Fitzgibbon Chase. Roof water, collected in a series of communal tanks, will be pumped to a central storage and treatment plant to achieve water of potable quality. This project is designed to operate alongside but independently from the Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting Scheme (FiSH) project.
This project has been designed to inject treated stormwater into the non-potable stormwater distribution main being delivered through the FiSH project to supply Fitzgibbon Chase. Following the validation of the treatment system, 41 ML/year of treated water will be supplied directly into the potable water supply network within Fitzgibbon Chase.
The sequencing of construction works has been altered to reflect housing market demand in Queensland. The project was completed in March 2014.