Information session on Harrington irrigation project

MEMBERS of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the way in which MidCoast Water is reusing treated water for irrigation on the Harrington Waters Golf Course at an information session and tour on Tuesday, June 24.

The session will be an opportunity for the wider community to learn more about the treatment process which produces recycled water from treated effluent suitable for irrigating the golf course.

The scheme has involved the construction of a new treatment facility at the Harrington Sewage Treatment Plant on Industrial Road. The project has also included the installation of two 20,000 litre storage tanks and pumpshed at the golf course.

The information session, to be held at the new recycled water treatment plant on Industrial Road, will start at 11am on Tuesday June 24.

The Harrington project will see in the vicinity of 32 million litres of treated water beneficially reused each year and is part of a larger $22 million recycling and reuse program MidCoast Water has recently completed.

The larger program sees more than 430 million litres of treated water used for irrigating open spaces such as golf courses and sporting fields at Hawks Nest, Tuncurry, Bulahdelah and Harrington. The Australian Government contributed $6.1 million to the program.

This project is supported by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative through the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns program and by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

Anyone interested in attending the information session and tour of the recycled water plant can contact project manager Michael Hazelwood on 6591 7522 or 0400 478 838.