The Stormwater Harvesting Partnering Fund is one of the ways City West Water is working with the community to develop impactful projects that promote sustainable water management.
Stormwater harvesting involves collecting, treating, storing and using stormwater runoff that would have otherwise washed down the drain. It helps us save millions of litres of precious drinking water each year and is an essential part of our strategy to provide alternative water for irrigation, and to develop a greener west.
We look forward to collaborating with likeminded organisations to promote water sustainability and develop thriving green open spaces in our service area.
Round One Stormwater Harvesting Partnering Fund
During 2018, we launched Round One of our Stormwater Harvesting Partnering Fund. City West Water co-funded a number of stormwater harvesting projects during this round:
- Melbourne Olympic Park, Melbourne
- Woodlands Park, Essendon
- Balmoral Park, Derrimut
- Melbourne Ballpark, Altona
- Arndell Park, Truganina
- Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy
These projects will supply up to 108 million litres of stormwater per year for irrigation of sports grounds and public open spaces.
We continue to partner with councils within our service area to deliver stormwater harvesting projects that irrigate public open space, save precious drinking water, and improve liveability.
Round Two Stormwater Harvesting Partnering Fund
In October 2020, City West Water launched Round Two of our Stormwater Harvesting Partnering Fund. Applications are now closed, with announcements to be made in early 2021.