Recycled water to benefit Victorian residents
Australia did not get its nickname 'the sunburnt country' for nothing. Much of the landscape hosts a dry and arid climate.
Parts of the nation often face drought and there is a continuous effort to address fresh water shortages throughout different regions.
Those with residential real estate in Victoria may be happy to hear that construction on the Black Rock Recycled Water Plant began last week (February 24). The project will enhance long-term water security on the Victorian surf coast growth corridor.
Parliamentary secretary for sustainability and urban water senator Don Farrell noted the new infrastructure will recycle and treat water, making it ready for residential use - water that would otherwise be discharged into the Bass Strait.
He said: "This will save up to three billion litres of water each year and reduce the need for drinking water to be used to water gardens, flush toilets or irrigate sports fields."
The project comes in conjunction with the federal initiative, Water for the Future, under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns program, which donated $10 million toward construction.