Hewett Reserves are looking good

9th January 2018 | Bill Harding

Irrigation at four reserves in Hewett were converted from drinking water to recycled water, as part of the funding commitment made to the Australian Government to harvest stormwater and reduce River Murray water use. Researchers have proven that irrigated reserves deliver strong benefits to community health by providing cool refuges, contact with nature, and exercise. Access to drinking water is often limited, but the Bunyip Water scheme provides higher flows and pressures so irrigation be achieved efficiently and quickly, at affordable prices. The reserves are looking good - it's great for the local community and the State. A 1.9km network of 'purple pipes' was constructed and pressure tested by SADB in record time in August 2016, and it includes provision for expansion to serve two schools and the neighbouring Town of Gawler.


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