Managing water

The City of Onkaparinga is working hard to capture, harvest and reuse rainwater from existing and new landscapes to avoid using mains water.  The beautiful winemaking region of McLaren Vale uses 100% reclaimed water on all vineyards and across the City of Onkaparinga,  

We have made this a priority as we all know that water is one of the world’s most precious resources. Only 3% of the world’s water supply is freshwater and of this, only 1% is accessible for human consumption. Global water consumption has risen ten-fold since 1900, and many parts of the world are now reaching the limits of their supply.

As well as drinking water, as Australians we love to swim and play in it. Pollutants and litter though can wash through our stormwater systems and into our creeks and eventually out to the ocean, can affect our health and the surrounding environment.  We work closely with building developers to ensure compliance and our residents through community education to help combat pollution.  To discover more about the flora and fauna that live along our coast and in our waterways and wetlands visit our conserving nature pages.

 

Harvesting water
Harvesting water
Water Sensitive Urban Design
Water Sensitive Urban Design
Using recycled water
Using recycled water
Water saving advice
Water saving advice
Watering our parks and reserves
Watering our parks and reserves

 

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