The key objective of this exciting environmental initiative is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation.

Overview

Stormwater drainage network upgradeThe Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project is a significant multi-million dollar regional stormwater harvesting and reuse Project.

The key objective of the Project is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation.

Background

The Project is being undertaken in partnership by three of the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Councils, which includes the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Town of Walkerville and City of Burnside.

The Project is funded by ERA with assistance from the Australian Federal Government, through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor to the Project.


Project detail

The key objective of the Project is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation.

Stormwater will be harvested and treated during winter and stored in underground aquifers, then recovered for use in summer for irrigating public reserves across the partnering Council areas.

This exciting initiative will reduce the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters reliance on mains water and its reliance on water from the River Murray and enhance the quality of the water that is discharged to The Gulf.

Crucial to the successful operation of the harvesting and reuse scheme, is the provision of water treatment sites. One such site is the new wetland located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters at Felixstow Reserve. This wetland was integrated into the overall design of the newly developed Felixstow Reserve to ensure that an innovative and well-designed outcome was achieved.


Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Project

Given the size of the proposed wetland and significant financial investment that was required, the Council took the opportunity to concurrently undertake the Masterplan for Felixstow Reserve. This ensured that the proposed wetland was integrated into the overall design of Felixstow Reserve and an innovative and well-designed outcome for the Reserve was achieved.  


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