CSIRO STUDY OUTLINES LONG TERM WATER SOLUTIONS

A study is underway to examine the cost effectiveness of a Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Scheme to secure long-term process water supplies for heavy industries in the Western Trade Coast. Waste water reuse, whether via a MAR Scheme, or another method, has the potential to be a climate independent solution that will benefit the whole community.

Conceptually, such a MAR scheme would see the significant volumes of treated wastewater, already available in the Western Trade Coast, further purified and added to the superficial aquifer. Overseen by the Western Trade Coast, the $1M study is being led by the CSIRO and will run until March 2015.