A key element of Central Park's sustainable infrastructure is the recycled water network. Central Park Water will be the biggest Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) recycled water facility in the world built in the basement of a residential building. Central Park Water is wholly owned by Flow Systems and will service approximately 4,000 residents and more than 15,000 workers and visitors daily.
Central Park Water will own, operate and maintain all water related infrastructure within Central Park – effectively taking over the management of the water cycle within the precinct. Thanks to Central Park Water, residents will use between 40 and 50 per cent less drinking water, saving money and precious drinking water supplies.
Multiple sustainable pipelines within the precinct enable the delivery of differing water qualities. Given households use only 10 to 20% of water for drinking/ cooling and another 20 to 30% for cleaning, Central Park Water is enabling households and businesses to use recycled water for the 50 to 70% of other activities such as toilet flushing, washing machine use, irrigation, green-wall watering and air cooling.
The recycled water Centre will be built over four basement levels. It uses MBR and Reverse Osmosis (RO) technologies, designed to simplify operational management and minimise maintenance.
Importantly the technology can be completely controlled remotely, it requires minimal space and does not smell or make any disturbing noise. Central Park Water will bill customers directly and is subject to the same licensing requirements as Sydney Water. IPART and the Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water oversees the administration and operation of private water licences.
Our recycled water network harnesses multiple water sources with varying qualities and creates multiple water supplies, covering all the water requirements of the community.
The seven water sources include:
· Rainwater from roofs
· Storm water from impermeable surfaces/planter box drainage
· Groundwater from basement drainage systems
· Sewage from an adjacent public sewer
· Sewage from all buildings within the Central Park community
· Irrigation water from all greenwalls
· Drinking water from the public water main
For more on Central Park Water, visit www.centralparkwater.com.au