Water Journal : Water Journal May 2014
WATER MAY 2014 38 Feature Article PROJECT OBJECTIVES Objectives of the project include: • Save potable water by providing an alternate water resource for irrigation; • Increase ood protection for adjacent properties; • Protect waterways by preventing harsh pollutants from discharging directly into Mordialloc Creek; • Improve amenity of the industrial estate; • Overcome site-speci c constraints such as: -- existing infrastructure, including the Esso oil pipeline -- below sea-level outfall into Mordialloc Creek. PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS Participating organisations include: • City of Kingston (Responsible Council); • Australian Federal Government (Funding Partner -- $70k or 50% of the cost of the storage and reticulation system); • Melbourne Water (partner in the review of stormwater quality treatment devices); • Cardno Group (partner in the review of stormwater quality treatment devices); • AECOM (partner in the development of the 'Project Scoring' system). PROJECT OUTCOMES Outcomes of the project include: • 4ML of harvested stormwater available for irrigation of nearby green spaces and sports elds; • Increased ood protection for adjacent properties; • Reduced volumes of polluted stormwater discharging into receiving waters; • Improved amenity in the industrial estate through direct (e.g. raingarden) and indirect (e.g. greener street trees and ovals) bene ts; • Improved community awareness and knowledge (both in the wider community and for the factory workers on the project site) through engagement activities such as: -- Community consultation 'visioning' session for improving Mordialloc Creek (2010) -- 'Door knocking' every factory in the catchment as part of an education campaign to explain ways that they could reduce the volume of pollutants leaving their site -- Installation of two large information signs on-site (Figure 5) -- Circulation of project information bulletins and advertising in local newspapers and on the council's website. • Improved industry capacity of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) -- this site is a destination for industry WSUD tours and has stimulated knowledge-sharing with peers (Figure 6); Figure 3. Underground pipes allow storage of 187kL. Figure 4. Tide ex valves prevent back ow from Mordialloc Creek into the storage area. Figure 5. Two large signs provide information about the project. Figure 6. Clearwater Kingston WSUD Tour -- participants are standing on interlocking pavers. This site trials porous material on a road subject to heavy traf c volumes.
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