MidCoast Water and Great Lakes Council will be holding a demonstration of new irrigation equipment installed at Myall Park (QLD) as part of the plan to irrigate the area with recycled water.

MidCoast Water and Great Lakes Council will be holding the demonstration on Wednesday September 2 between 4.30-5.30pm.

“We wanted to give the community an opportunity to see the improvements that are being made to the irrigation system, prior to the implementation of irrigation with recycled water,” acting general manager Darryl Hancock said.

Mr Hancock explained the new irrigation system, installed after some concern from nearby residents, includes special low throw and large droplet sprinkler heads to limit over spraying and misting.

“Wind sensors will also be installed to automatically cease irrigation when wind speeds exceed acceptable limits and once operational irrigation will be scheduled to occur during times of low park use – generally after sunset.”

While MidCoast Water and Great Lakes Council have worked together to improve the irrigation system – Mr Hancock said it is important to note that the quality of the water used for irrigation meets all requirements for unrestricted irrigation as set out in the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling.

“Water quality will also be continually monitored to ensure it continues to meet the highest standards.

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