Stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme for a major water user in urban Sydney.
The Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney (the Sportspark) is an elite international sporting facility, attracting 750,000 visitors per year, which requires substantial volumes of water for irrigation. The Angus Creek stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme (the scheme) extracts excess stormwater flows from Angus Creek and harvests stormwater runoff from the Sportspark’s hard surfaces to irrigate the Sportspark and neighbouring reserves. This supplies up to 200ML of fit-for-purpose water per year. The scheme incorporates natural treatment processes from storage ponds, floating wetland rafts, a 3,300m2 wetland and mechanical/chemical treatment via screen filters, chlorination and UV disinfection to provide water quality suitable for spray irrigation with no access restrictions.
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