The 4350water Blog highlights some of the issues relating to proposals for potable reuse in Toowoomba and South East Qld. 4350water blog looks at related political issues as well.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Toowoomba Regional Council - current water reuse schemes ...

Wetalla Water Reclamation Plant

• Millmerran Power (Wetalla WRP) - 1,000ML of Class C water per annum for power station supply. Possible future increase to 2,000ML per annum.

• New Wave Leathers (Wetalla WRP) - 400ML of Class D water per annum for tannery process water.

• New Acland Coal (Wetalla WRP + AWT) - 3,000ML of Class A+ water per annum for coal washing (with options for increases to 5,500ML). Supply to commence 1 July 2009.

Greenmount Service Centre

• Cambooya CED Effluent (via Wyreema) - Agricultural irrigation (55ML/a).

• Wyreema WRF Effluent (Loves Road) - Agricultural irrigation (100ML/a).

Crows Nest/Highfields Service Centre

• Crows Nest CED Effluent - Golf Course irrigation (153ML/a).

• Highfields WRF Effluent - Agricultural irrigation, sporting fields, construction (by tanker) (up to 123ML/a).

Oakey Service Centre

• Westbrook WRF Effluent - Agricultural irrigation (229ML/a).

Millmerran Service Centre

• Millmerran WRF Effluent - Golf Course/Agricultural irrigation (96ML/a).

Pittsworth Service Centre

• Pittsworth WRF Effluent - Golf Course/Public Open Space/Agricultural irrigation

Goombungee/Yarraman Service Centre

• Yarraman WRF Effluent - Dedicated effluent irrigation sites (99ML/a).

Crows Nest/Highfields Service Centre

• Highfields Dual Reticulation. Planning Scheme amended to require dual reticulation/ underground rainwater tanks in new developments. Proposal for Class A+ water to be supplied from membrane/UV plant at Brownes Road. Currently supplies Class A water for irrigation and sporting fields. Class A+ status not confirmed. [killed off]

Oakey Service Centre

• Council resolution requiring dual reticulation to be installed in new developments, but no amendment to Planning Scheme. As yet no means of providing Class A+ water. [killed off]

• Oakey Reverse Osmosis Plant - brine waste to New Acland Coal for reuse.

Pittsworth Service Centre

• Pittsworth Leagues Club. Currently under review.

See - Toowoomba Regional Council - Committee Meeting - 10 and 11 March 2009.


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