New state of the art $3.5 million storm water harvesting and wastewater recycling system.
In June 2010, Godfrey Hirst Australia commissioned a state of the art $3.5 million storm water harvesting and wastewater recycling system. This will save up to 250 million litres of water a year with the assistance of a $1.3 million Victorian Government grant.
Apart from saving water, the project will save energy and reduce waste by cutting:
Energy use by 5% per annum (15,712 billion joules)
Trade waste discharged by up to 70% per annum (175 million litres)
By reprocessing 175 million litres of effluent production water along with 75 million litres of captured storm water and returning it to Class A water for reuse, the recycling project will save 250 megalitres – the equivalent of 250 Olympic swimming pools per year.