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Community Water Conservation Plan for Orroroo.



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WHYALLA OFFICE: PORT PIRIE OFFICE:

45a Playford Avenue WHYALLA SA 5600 104 Ellen Street (PO Box 296) PORT PIRIE SA 5540 Phone: (08) 8645 4255 / Phone: (08) 8633 1744

Phone: 1300 301 651 (local call cost) Phone: 1300 301 742 (local call cost)

Fax: (08) 8645 5933 Fax: (08) 8633 1749

ROWAN RAMSEY MP Member for Grey

Community Water Conservation Plan for Orroroo

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced $500,000 funding for a water conservation project in Orroroo.

Orroroo’s Stormwater Aquifer Recharge Project Stage Two will be one of the Community Water Conservation projects to be delivered by the Liberals.

Mr Ramsay said that if a Liberal Government were elected, Stage Two of Orroroo’s Stormwater Aquifer Recharge Project will benefit from the $500,000 Community Water Conservation Grant.

“Community Water Conservation Grants will provide funding for local community organisations, schools, conservation groups and local governments for water conservation projects that will improve local water quality, capture and re-use stormwater and reduce the drain on mains water supplies,” he said.

“The previous Coalition Government initiated the Community Water Grants with many communities and organisations in Grey benefiting from the initiative until Labor canned the program.

“Stage Two of the Orroroo Stormwater Aquifer Recharge Project will use stormwater to recharge the town’s aquifer by establishing wetland and storage infrastructure.

“This is a really positive program that will deliver significant benefits for people in Orroroo and is yet another example of the Liberals taking direct action on water by implementing practical water solutions.

“The Liberals recognise that we must use water more wisely and projects like this will provide real benefits for water conservation.

“I am delighted that we have secured a Water Conservation Grants for Orroroo. This is about making the most of our water resources and delivering real benefits for our community.”

Media contacts: Leonie Lloyd-Smith (08) 8633 1744 August 17 2010