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Bird in Hand Wastewater Treatment Upgrade
A $60 million upgrade of the Bird in Hand wastewater treatment plant was completed in June.
The new mechanical based wastewater treatment plant replaces a ten lagoon system that has treated wastewater from Lobethal, Woodside and Inverbrackie since 1965. The new plant provides a sustainable long-term treatment facility for the area, catering for predicted growth for the next 25 years. It also delivers environmental benefits for the local Dawesley Creek and surrounding environment.
A recycled water pipeline has been constructed as part of the upgrade enabling recycled water to be used for irrigation purposes both on-site and off-site.
Recycled Water - Irrigation
A written and signed agreement must be in place with SA Water and approval granted by the SA Department of Health.
Recycled water from the Bird in Hand Waste Water Treatment Plant is suitable for the following uses:
- Dust suppression
- Compaction on construction and roadwork sites
- Restricted, non-residential, irrigation of turf, pasture, trees and some commercial crops
- Approved by PIRSA for stock drinking water with certain restrictions for dairy cattle.
Restrictions are applied if human activity occurs close to farms using recycled water e.g. nearby residence, farm house, roadway, recreational area or school.Information for customers
Recycled Water Product Information - Fact sheet
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Further information is also available by calling the SA Water Customer Service Centre on 1800 812 362 or emailing email@example.com.