Treated stormwater and native groundwater treated to a standard fit for purpose.
Non-drinking water in the City of Salisbury is called ‘Salisbury Water’ and is a mix of treated stormwater and native groundwater which is used to irrigate parks, reserves, and schools. It is also used in industry and for toilet/garden use in some new residential developments. Collection, storage and distribution of the water uses constructed wetlands, managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and over 150km of ‘purple pipe’ distribution network across the city.
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Water proofing urban parklands using managed aquifer recharge (MAR).
The Hartfield Park managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project in the Shire of Kalamunda involves recharging an aquifer under controlled conditions to store water for later abstraction for irrigation use. The scheme harvests approximately 30% of high flows (25–50kL/yr) from an existing urban drain, which is then filtered and stored in Leederville aquifer. Water is then available for extraction in the dry season to irrigate the nearby sport and recreation reserve.
The first facility in Australia attempting to harvest and treat stormwater to a standard acceptable for direct injection into the drinking water system.
The Kalkallo Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme is the first facility in Australia attempting to harvest and treat stormwater to a standard acceptable for direct injection into the drinking water system. The facility is located in the major green field development of Merrifield, next to the existing township of Kalkallo in Melbourne’s northern development corridor. The facility includes: