Water Harvesting

Stormwater harvesting is a relatively new concept at a large scale in Australia. Many local government areas are now looking at mass harvesting of stormwater from urban catchments and the ability and availability of this water to be used in the potable water supply. A treatment train is needed to capture and treat the water before it is delivered to an area (natural like a river or man-made like a dam) where it can be pumped into the water treatment plant before it’s delivered to our homes.

Stormwater harvesting is a method of water collection that in future year’s maybe used in Wyong Shire and on the Central Coast in general.  Stormwater harvesting is being used in areas of large residential development in South Australia and Queensland.

Figure 1:  A small stormwater harvesting tank on the side of a house