Project to see benefits flow from Albert Park roof water
Sporting facilities at Albert Park will soon join Warrnambool’s roof water harvesting scheme, providing additional resources for the city and taking pressure off the stormwater network.
The large roofs at the City Memorial Bowling Club, Warrnambool Football Netball Club and table tennis, croquet and hockey club buildings will be connected to the system with work underway looking at connecting additional user groups such as Warrnambool College.
The scheme uses buffer tanks that allow for the capture of heavy rain events that would overflow a conventional rainwater tank set-up.
Wannon Water integrated water management coordinator Jackie Bowe described the project as a win-win.
“It’s an excellent example of integrated water management (IWM) where collaboration about the use of water from all sources and throughout the whole water cycle delivers long-term benefits for the entire community,” Ms Bowe said.