The sustainable management of water is a critical issue for all governments and communities.
Water Futures, our water management strategy is councils planned response to this rapidly changing and complex issue.
We had a lead role in the Water Proofing the South water reuse initiative. The project focused efforts on avoiding mains water use through conservation measures and looking for alternative sources including the capture and re-use of treated wastewater, rainwater, stormwater and grey water resources within the council area. The project was completed in June, 2013 by the City of Onkaparinga at a cost of $30 million, with support from the Federal and State Governments.
Council now has the capacity to capture, store, treat and reuse 3.6 billion litres of stormwater annually, equivalent to almost 1,500 Olympic swimming pools. It includes an integrated system of aquifers, seven wetlands and a 23km pipe network across the city that supplies water to parks, reserves, schools and sports fields within our region.
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