Total funding: Total project cost of $17.5 million, with funding of $7.169 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by local councils.
About the project
The Local Government Associated of South Australia (LGA SA) is overseeing a suite of 31 sub-projects undertaken by 17 local councils throughout South Australia. These sub-projects include recycling of roof runoff, capture and recycling of stormwater and recycling of treated wastewater. Recycled water can then be used to irrigate community areas such as ovals, parks and gardens.
The councils and sub-project locations are:
|Participating Council||Location of works||Project title|
|Alexandrina||Goolwa||Goolwa Stormwater Harvesting|
|Mount Compass||Mt Compass Wetlands|
|Strathalbyn||Strathalbyn Pumping Main|
|Barossa||Stockwell||Stockwell Treatment Capacity Upgrade|
|Clare & Gilbert Valleys||Clare||Clare Stormwater Re-use and Wastewater Treatment|
|Manoora||Manoora Centenary Park Water Re-Use|
|Mintaro||Installation of a Sub-Surface Irrigation System|
|Riverton||Stormwater Reuse and Wastewater Treatment|
|Cleve||Cleve||Stormwater Capture to Irrigate Community Landscape Areas|
|Flinders Ranges||Cradock||Cradock Mitigation Levee|
|Grant DC||Donovans||Stormwater Capture to Supply Public Toilet Facilities|
|Allendale East||Stormwater/Rainwater Capture to Supply Public Hall|
|Kongorong||Stormwater/Rainwater Capture and Reuse|
|Carpenter Rocks||Stormwater/Rainwater Capture and Reuse|
|Port MacDonnell||Port MacDonnell Community Complex|
|Mount Gambier||Mt Gambier Works Depot|
|Kimba||Kimba||Roora Reservoir Upgrade|
|Mid Murray||Mannum||Stormwater Catchment Improvements|
|Mount Remarkable||Wirrabara||Construction of Infrastructure to Enable Reuse of Treated Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Wastewater|
|Booleroo||Evaporative Covers for Booleroo Centre Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) Lagoon|
|Onkaparinga||McLaren Vale||Rainwater Harvesting|
|Orroroo||Orroroo||Stormwater Harvesting and Aquifer Recharge (Stage 1)|
|Peterborough||Peterborough||Stormwater and Wastewater Scheme|
|Streaky Bay||Streaky Bay||Streaky Bay Stormwater Harvesting and Community Wastewater Management Reuse Scheme|
|Tumby Bay||Tumby Bay||Installation of Sub-surface Irrigation on Tumby Bay Foreshore|
|Wudinna||Minnipa||Construction of a Stormwater Retention Basin|
|Wudinna||Capture and Reuse of Stormwater at Wudinna|
|Yankalilla||Yankalilla||Yankalilla Wastewater Management Project|
|Yorke Peninsula||Minlaton||Stormwater Capture to Irrigate Community Landscape Areas|
This project will:
- reduce drawdown on potable water supplies
- save over 1400 million litres of potable water each year, and
- improvement the quality and of SA's surface and ground water resources, including treatment of stormwater runoff prior to discharge to receiving waters.
The project commenced on 30 November 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by 30 June 2012.
- Delivering improved water security for South Australians – media release 10 June 2010
National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.