Ramsden Street Reserve stormwater harvesting Project
Wednesday 26 August 2020
We've partnered with the Victorian Government and the University of Melbourne to deliver a new and exciting way of capturing and reusing stormwater at Ramsden Street Reserve.
As part of a grant received through the Victorian Government’s Building Works package to deliver this project, we'll repurpose old rubber car tyres into penetrable pavement and capture, treat and store stormwater in an underground system. This will then be used for irrigation at Ramsden Street Reserve in Clifton Hill.
It's an innovative new way to achieve the principles of integrated water management within the space constraints of an urban environment and will reduce the volume of stormwater run-off to local drains and waterways, cool down our environment and help ease the risk of flooding.
Based on the principles of a circular economy, it’s part of our response to the climate emergency - making local infrastructure more resilient and sustainable in the long-term.