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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brisbane experiments with rainwater harvesting ...

29 October 2009

Capturing rain water and storing it under Brisbane's suburban streets could be the answer to South-East Queensland's water security, doing away with the need for large-scale dams such as Traveston Crossing, experts say.

Scientists hope a storm water harvesting trial on Brisbane's northside will help them work out how to capture some of the 500 billion litres of rain water - equivalent to 500,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools - which falls over Greater Brisbane each year but simply runs into creeks and rivers.

They argue all new residential estates should be built with the capability to store and harvest rain water supplies underground or in smaller, local dams.

See - Brisbane Times - Summer harvest the key to Brisbane's water future?


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