Western Water has welcomed funding for the Romsey Recycled Water Project, announced by the State Government today.
“We are very pleased this project is going ahead, reducing pressure on Romsey’s drinking water supplies and guaranteeing a green sporting precinct for the town,” Western Water’s Managing Director, Neil Brennan, says.
“Using recycled water instead of drinking water for sports facilities will reduce Romsey’s current drinking water use by up to seven per cent, or 20 million litres a year,” Mr Brennan says.
“This is a great outcome for a growing town like Romsey, where sporting clubs are the heart of the community.”
Western Water is contributing almost $80,000 to the project, including upgrading the pump station and building the pipeline that will take recycled water from the Romsey Recycled Water Plant to the town’s sports precinct.
“Romsey’s sports facilities have had some significant upgrades in recent years,” Mr Brennan says.
“When this project is up and running, the sports grounds will have a sustainable source of water that will keep them in great condition, even if drought returns.”
The project will see Romsey join other towns in the Macedon Ranges, including Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Woodend, which use recycled water from Western Water’s plants for public open spaces and sports grounds.
Mr Brennan says the project is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.