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Hurstville City Council wins Sustainable Water Award

Posted 22 July 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou today welcomed the news that Hurstville City Council took out a prestigious award at the Keep NSW Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards ceremony held at Concord Golf Club, Concord on 18 July 2014.
The Sustainable Cities Awards are an initiative of Keep NSW Beautiful (KNSWB), the state’s premier organisation for litter reduction and environmental sustainability.
Council was awarded the Sustainable Water Award for the completion of the $2.5 million Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme.
Mayor Jacovou said Council is delighted to be recognised for this innovative large scale stormwater harvesting and reuse project that will help to save water for the long-term.
“The Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme will use approximately 50 million litres of harvested water each year and help to save an astounding 21 million litres of tap water,” he said.
“The project is also an outstanding example of what can be achieved when local government works collaboratively with state and federal partners to jointly fund a best practice, sustainable water management initiative.
“Also, apart from conserving water, the environmental benefits to the Hurstville region include significant improvements to biodiversity, and improved stormwater run-off quality."
The Sustainable Cities Awards Program is a leading community and environmental awards program for metropolitan communities in NSW.
For more information about the awards, visit http://knswb.org.au/our-programs/sustainable-cities/
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