Total funding: Total project funding of $2.7 million provided by the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns.
About the project
The Penrith City Council has completed Stage 1 of the Penrith Recycled Water Scheme, to provide recycled water for irrigating several playing fields. Stage 2 of this Scheme will provide recycled water to irrigate additional Council facilities and to an expanded customer base. This will be achieved through the installation of an additional 7 kilometres of reticulation pipe.
This project will:
- produce potable water savings of 135 million litres each year
- reduce extractions from the Nepean River
- reduce effluent discharge to the Nepean River, and
- improve public amenities by providing a secure, year-round supply of recycled irrigation water.
The project commenced on 22 February 2011 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.
National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.