Project location: Torquay, Victoria
Funding recipients: Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment
Total Australian Government funding: $10,500,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 600 ML/yr
About the project:
The project involves construction of a dual pipeline system to deliver recycled water to up to 3,000 new homes in north Torquay, the new Torquay Sports and Civic Precinct, local market gardeners and flower growers, and the Torquay Golf Club.
- Provide an alternative source of water for uses such as toilet flushing and to irrigate parklands and sports facilities, reducing pressure on potable water supplies.
- To supply recycled water at the earliest stages of a residential development, providing the most cost-effective approach to installing a dual pipe system.
- The detailed design work for the winter storage and pipelines has been completed and key materials have been procured.
- Contracts for the balance tank and winter storage have been awarded, the site has been established and groundworks have commenced.
- Construction is on track and is due to be completed by November 2014.
Details of the Extending Water Recycling at Torquay project can be located at www.barwonwater.vic.gov.au
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.