STORMWATER TECHNICAL TOUR

Site Information

Site 1: Bio Filter – Stormwater Harvesting

Northern Sydney

Local Council

A combination of biofiltration with stormwater harvesting provides some utilisation of stormwater from devices, even though this bioretention basin is in a bushland setting (National Park) that aims to capture, treat and store stormwater for irrigation in public amenioties. It will remove litter, excessive organic matter, sediment and pollutants, as well as store water.  {photo credit - Kuring-gai Council}

Site 2: Biofiltration Basin

In the Municipality

Sydney Council

Known as ‘nature filters’, biofiltration systems are used to contain the spread of the pollutants in stormwater before it flows in to creeks. These specially designed basins use a combination of plants and loamy sand to filter pollutants from stormwater run-off. This site illustrates issues relating to: planting densities (too dense to clean, similarly for GPT installed); plant growth, dominance, shading etc. Hydraulic conductivity and media sampling has been undertaken.

WHEN

October, 2018 – October, 2018

WHERE

At a venue near you, Australia

CONTACT

OneWater Management Australia

(02) 8212 4348