Edgeworth Sports Ground - recycled water irrigaton

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We are considering making recycled water available to irrigate parks, gardens, sporting fields and many other public spaces.

One of the locations where recycled water could be used in the future is the Edgeworth Sports Ground in Park Street.

It is likely that in the future recycled water will be increasingly used to irrigate playing fields because:

  • it conserves valuable drinking water by matching alternative water sources with appropriate end uses
  • the community increasingly expects Hunter Water to improve our region’s water resilience and sustainability.

Using recycled water will help ensure playing fields are watered and able to be used

We are considering making recycled water available to irrigate parks, gardens, sporting fields and many other public spaces.

One of the locations where recycled water could be used in the future is the Edgeworth Sports Ground in Park Street.

It is likely that in the future recycled water will be increasingly used to irrigate playing fields because:

  • it conserves valuable drinking water by matching alternative water sources with appropriate end uses
  • the community increasingly expects Hunter Water to improve our region’s water resilience and sustainability.

Using recycled water will help ensure playing fields are watered and able to be used year-round, even if there's a future drought. During a drought, water restrictions would mean that drinking water may not be available to use on sporting fields.

Being able to play sport on green grass, and have flourishing public gardens and other green public spaces is important for the wellbeing of our community.

When would recycled water be introduced at Edgeworth?

Recycled water would not be introduced until late next year (2021). At this stage we are discussing the plan with local residents, businesses, sporting groups, and people who use the sports ground. It’s important for us to understand if the community has any questions or concerns about recycled water.


Do you have any questions or concerns about the use of recycled water at Edgeworth Sports Ground?

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    Can the area around the sports fields be better landscaped, perhaps with native understory and shade trees, and the irrigation system water these areas as well? It would be a shame to miss the opportunity to include any landscaping in the irrigation system by only providing water to the actual playing fields.

    Sherrie asked 11 months ago

    Hi Sherrie thanks for this suggestion. I'll pass it along to both the Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council project managers. Jen

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    Considering the amount of local schools and sporting facilities that use that ground (including Edgeworth Little Athletics and the local catholic school) what facilities would be provided at the Edgeworth Sports ground to ensure children could fill water bottles etc.

    Emma asked 12 months ago

    Hi Emma and thanks for your question. Recycled water at the Edgeworth sports ground will be supplied by reconfiguring the existing irrigation system, and the irrigation system is not connected to the drinking water supply. There will be no drinking water fill stations, bubblers or extra taps provided as part of this project. We have taken on-board your comment that you would like adequate facilities for children to fill water bottles and drink water at the sports ground. We will pass this feedback on to Council and discuss it with them. Kind regards, Jen

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