Green All Year at Laverton Park Reserve
The $4.7 million stormwater harvesting project provides Laverton Park Recreation Reserve in Altona Meadows with water for irrigation to keep the reserve green all year and will save up to 88 million litres of drinking water every year.
The project diverts excess stormwater from Laverton Creek into newly constructed wetlands nearby. Stormwater flows through a sedimentation basin before entering a wetland with native vegetation where it undergoes naturally occurring treatment and nutrient removal. A 2.5 million litre storage pond stores the treated water ready to irrigate the 35 hectare reserve.
The Laverton Stormwater project is just one of several new stormwater initiatives launched in the past year, including stormwater harvesting projects at Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Park and Keilor Public Golf Course.