Groundwater allocations were insufficient for the irrigation needs of the growing City, as identified in the Hartfield Park Master Plan (2010) and Communities Facilities Plan (2011). This led lead to an investigation into the opportunities for alternative water sources for irrigation of the Hartfield Park regional open space.
A concept was developed to extract water from the nearby Water Corporation Woodlupine Main Drain during winter, as these stormwater flows are destined for the urban water runoff system. It was proposed that following filtration, harvested stormwater could be used to recharge the Leederville aquifer in winter and be extracted for irrigation in summer.
More information can be found on the New WAter Ways case study here.