Council has received a grant for $727,000 from the SA Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program to help maximise water reuse in the Adelaide Hills.
Council currently uses recycled water at Kersbrook and Birdwood ovals. However, this funding will make it possible for a significant reduction in ground water use in Woodside, which is the only regional sport and recreation ground in the district.
Sustainability Officer Sharon Leith is excited for this funding and intends to use it to maximise Council's environmental outreach to the community.
"As part of Council's Strategic plan, this grant will be used to improve water efficiencies and reuse opportunities for open space irrigation," she said.
"This will reinforce a Council-wide sustainable approach to using and managing water."
A sustainable approach to the use and management of water addresses the pressure of demand, as well as water security, climate change resilience, and environmental and regulatory requirements associated with water resources.
For more information, read the Hon's Steven Marshall's recent press release.