Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced recently the outcome of the first funding round for Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Projects
“In this era of extended drought and the emerging effects of climate change, we need to invest in alternative water supplies and make better use of the water we have available for our cities and towns,” Senator Wong said.
“The combined yield from these projects is estimated to be 9 billion litres per annum.”
The projects will also reduce stormwater pollution in local waterways and help maintain parks and gardens.
The projects will source 100 per cent of their energy needs from renewable sources or fully offset the carbon impact of the project’s operations.
A second round for funding applications has been extended to 10 February 2010