Afton Street wetland stormwater harvesting project
Stormwater from the Afton Street wetland is now being used for irrigating local sport fields at Maribyrnong Park and Clifton Park, with Aberfeldie Park coming on line in 2016.
This one million investment will provide up to 20 million litres of treated stormwater each year for irrigation, keeping our sports fields green without using valuable drinking water.
We have been working with City West Water on the design and construction of this system.
How does this stormwater harvesting project work?
What does this mean for people who use the ovals?
These sports fields will be irrigated with recycled water from the Afton Street Conservation Park Wetland. You will notice a few changes:
Purple pipes will deliver the water from the Afton Street Conservation Park Wetland to each of the sports fields. This water that is collected from our roads is now treated and will be used for watering the grass.
No playing at night because that's when we'll be watering with recycled water. This isn’t drinking water so you'll notice signage asking you to stay off the ovals between 11pm and 6am and to not drink the sprinkler water.
Green grass all year round even in times of water restrictions, we can water this oval without using our valuable drinking water.