Municipal Irrigation Use

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Overview of irrigation schemes

Recycled water for municipal use is currently used at a number of irrigation schemes around the Hunter, consisting of several golf courses and a TAFE college. Municipal use irrigation schemes use approximately 500ML per year, which accounts for about 120 per cent of Hunter Water's recycled water use.

Hunter Water supplies recycled water to the following customers for irrigation purposes:

  • The Vintage Golf Club
  • Branxton Golf Club
  • The Stonebridge Golf Club (Cessnock)
  • Waratah Golf Course
  • Kurri Kurri Golf Course
  • Easts Golf and Leisure Club
  • Kurri Kurri TAFE

Advantages of Recycled Water Use

  • reduces demand on potable supply system
  • recycled water is largely independent of weather conditions, providing a secure water source even in drought conditions
  • additional nutrients in the water reduce fertilising requirements
  • reduces the amount of treated discharge from wastewater treatment works into creeks and rivers
  • recycled water may cost less than potable water depending on level of treatment required for the end use