Australian utility expands groundwater replenishment scheme

Australian utility expands groundwater replenishment scheme

28th April 2021 news 0
groundwater in Perth

Water Corporation, an Australian utility, has expanded its groundwater replenishment scheme to double its recharge capacity, securing the potable water supply in the Perth region.

Due to the impacts of climate change, the utility decided to expand the project to increase its water source, which was climate dependent. The process involves treating wastewater to potable standards, followed by injecting it to top up groundwater supplies, into natural aquifers. This can then be used when needed without reliance on rainfall. The scheme currently makes up 3% of Water Corporation’s supply scheme, and the expansion expects to double the recharge capacity.

Watch a video on the process here, and read more here.

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