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Waterproofing Playford Stage 2

The next stage of City of Playford’s ‘Waterproofing Playford’ stormwater capture and reuse program is full steam ahead. Excavation of the new $4.9 million 2.6 hectare Curtis Stebonheath Wetlands started in September 2011.

The Curtis Stebonheath Wetlands, located at the corner of Stebonheath and Curtis Stebonheath Roads in Munno Para, provides an example of what is possible when Council works with organisations that have a common interest in the City and its water sustainability.

The Wetlands will play an important role in a much bigger network of Council water technology, with a storage and treatment point for 300 mega litres of stormwater each year.

This $19.2 million latest stage of Waterproofing Playford also includes:

• additional purple reticulation pipe that distributes fit for use stormwater,

• community bores that play an important role in maintaining water quality and delivery,

• a purpose built stormwater harvesting facility adjacent to the Northern Expressway, and

• sophisticated ASR (aquifer storage and recovery) technology that transfers water above and below ground.

These projects are scheduled for completion mid 2013 and build on past Waterproofing Playford projects such as Stebonheath Park wetlands.

The majority of funding for this stage of Waterproofing Playford has come from The Australian Government through its National Urban Water and Desalination Plan: Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project ($9.6 million). The Government of South Australia is contributing $2.4 million through its Water for Good initiative with in-kind contributions from the Land Management Corporation (LMC) and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) playing an important role in the initiative.

To learn more about Waterproofing Playford Stage 2 check out the Summer 2011/2012 edition of North is Up (click here).

For all the facts on Curtis Stebonheath Wetlands check out the fact sheet (Curtis Stebonheath Wetlands FAQ(378 kb)).

Water for the Future

Water for the Future is the Australian Governments $12.9 billion Plan which provides a single national framework to integrate rural and urban water issues. It includes a strategy for securing the long-term water supply of all Australians.  There are four key priorities:

  • Taking action on climate change
  • Using water wisely
  • Securing water supplies
  • Supporting healthy rivers
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