$14m water system ready
An advanced effluent reuse scheme for watering public spaces has been finished in Karratha, wrapping up a project expected to save money and improve the look of local public spaces.
The $14 million high-grade recycled water system has been installed in all the city’s parks and ovals, supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, Landcorp, the City of Karratha, Pindan and the Water Corporation.
The project’s completion was celebrated earlier this month with a community day at the Karratha Golf Course, a project to grass the fairways of which will be helped by the new reticulation system.
Speaking at the event, City of Karratha chief executive Chris Adams said the system had replaced an outdated irrigation system and was a good investment which would lead to big savings on commercial water bills for the City.
Water Corporation North West regional manager Rino Trolio said the system was a milestone for regional WA.
“It’s the first that we’ve used in a country region in WA, where we’re using this highquality recycled water, where it’s using state-of-the-art technology,” he said.
“You can actually water throughout the whole day because it’s safe..
“We’re not restricted in our watering time.” The completed system lays the foundation for the long-term grassing project at the Karratha Golf Club, where the 18th green has been finished.
Karratha Golf Club Grassing the Greens committee member Gary Rayson said the greening finished so far had already increased patronage at the club on Sundays and weekdays, and the committee hoped it would also attract more young people and seniors, as well as significant golfing events.