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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007
Canada Bay, Australia. Image by serdar & used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 license.
Canada Bay, Australia.

Canada Bay to recycle water

April 11, 2007

Canada Bay (Australia) will build a water mining plant that will save drinking water.




The plant will save up to 165 million litres of drinking water each year by providing recycled water for the city’s fields, golf courses and parks. The plant will work by purifying wastewater using mechanical methods and minimal chemicals to produce high quality treated water.




Mayor Tsirekas has said, “Council is serious about saving our drinking water supplies, and this scheme goes a long way to alleviating the problem.”




The ICLEI Water Campaign is an international freshwater management program that aims to build the capacity of local governments to reduce water consumption and improve local water quality. For more information on ICLEI’s Water Campaign, please visit www.iclei.org/water.




In Australia, there are 93 councils currently participating in the Water Campaign For more information on the Water Campaign in Australia, please visit www.iclei.org/oceania/water.




Canada Bay is one of 95 local governments in Australia that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please visit www.iclei.org/oceania.




Source: “Project to save millions of litres of drinking water”, City of Canada Bay Council media release, 5 March 2007



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