Water > Stormwater

Ambitious water re-use strategy for luxury development

24 June, 2011

Salacia Waters, one of the largest urban developments on the Gold Coast, Queensland, is setting regional benchmarks in both community planning and environmental responsibility.

The future of stormwater - a forgotten resource?

24 June, 2011 by Tony Weber - BMT WBM*

Why is it that in the world’s driest continent we continue to throw away one of our most abundant water sources that goes right past our doors? Stormwater, we tend to ignore it until it runs through our houses or overflows our streets and then we only see it as a nuisance, but, for a more sustainable future, we need to reacquaint ourselves with the forgotten cousin of the water cycle.

$100m funding for stormwater harvesting and re-use projects

21 June, 2011

An extra $100 million for stormwater harvesting and re-use projects is being provided by the Australian Government to help secure urban water supplies and better utilise this natural resource.

Stormwater harvesting could ease mains water demand

01 April, 2011

A decade of drought and extreme rainfall unpredictability has left councils across Australia in no doubt of the pressing need to plan for infrastructure to secure future water supply.

Water sustainability for retirement community

30 September, 2010

RSL Care’s Sunset Ridge Retirement Community in Zilzie, near Rockhampton, is securing a sustainable environment for its residents by installing one of the first Aquacell greywater treatment plants in Queensland.

Stormwater harvesting project

29 September, 2010

With south-east Queensland schools reeling from recent double-digit water price hikes, many school business managers are looking for a way to help ‘futureproof’ their facilities against similar water price rises in subsequent years.

Pillows trap pollutants

19 August, 2010

City of Melbourne conducted a trial of drain litter strainers between July 2009 and December 2009. The purpose of this trial was to survey the litter captured in each trap. A unique aspect of the trial was the use of filter cartridges that were placed at the bottom of each drain strainer to prevent smaller particles of litter and dissolved pollutants in the stormwater run-off from entering the waterways. The filter bags were filled with Reactive Filter Media Technology supplied by Star Water Solutions. These were described in a report on the findings by URS as ‘carbon pillows’.

Wetland to clean up Port Phillip Bay

03 August, 2010

The biggest wetland ever constructed in Victoria has been completed and will play a key role in improving the health of Melbourne’s waterways, particularly Dandenong Creek and Port Phillip Bay. Water Minister Tim Holding officially opened the 48-hectare Dandenong Valley Wetland in Scoresby, which is 24 times the size of the MCG.

Web tool to get us tanked up

21 July, 2010

Collecting urban rainwater is becoming more crucial for our fast-growing cities and towns.

North Shore City Council wins major Auckland-wide engineering award for stormwater project

01 June, 2010

A clever mix of stormwater management, community involvement and environmental enhancement has won the North Shore City Council the prestigious Arthur Mead Environmental Award from the Auckland Branch of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

Stormwater harvesting scheme at school

01 June, 2010

Sustainable water management and water-sensitive urban design is best achieved by a combination of underground in-system measures and pre-system surface treatments. Together with its underground solutions, Rocla now has stormwater treatment products from enviss for at-source surface treatment applications.

Evaluating stormwater treatment alternatives

24 May, 2010

Maroochy Shire on the Sunshine Coast has an extensive waterway network that adds much to the area’s splendour and makes it a desirable place to live. However, the more people migrate to the area, the greater the threat grows to its catchments and waterways. Today, stormwater and agricultural run-off as well as nutrients from treated sewage discharge pose major risks to the health of the Maroochy River estuary.

Stormwater filtration solution

01 February, 2010

As far back as 2006, a large council depot in South Australia had an issue with silt and hydrocarbons entering its many drains in its large sealed yard. After looking through a few options, it settled on the Drain King by Spilldoktor as the best solution for the application.

Beverage industry saving water

11 September, 2009 by

After achieving a 5-star rating in the Every Drop Counts Business Program, Coca-Cola Amatil has remained environmentally focused while building its High Bay Warehouse at Northmead, Sydney.

Council harvests street drainage for water tankers

28 July, 2009

Fairfield City Council in western Sydney has proved its commitment to water-sensitive urban design by installing a Rocla ecoHarvest stormwater harvesting system in the centre of the CBD.

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