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.


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Page published: 18 November 2020, 14:42