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Recycled water to flow in the Southern Downs 

Recycled water for farming is set for expansions in Warwick with $790,240 in Federal Government funding, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today.

“We are dedicated to supporting our farmers through these tough times and initiatives such as Warwick Recycled Water for Farming Project will certainly ease some of the burden,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Four kilometres of pressurised pipeline and pump stations will extend the supply of Class A recycled water within the Warwick Industrial Estate.

“Building recycled water infrastructure is resourceful, innovative and gives people a great weapon to tackle drought.

“There will be positive flow-on benefits for the community, with 10 local jobs being supported during the construction phase, and ultimately giving farmers access to a clean, reliable and affordable recycled water supply.

“Expanding the reach of recycled water gives farmers more options in how they run their business and boosts drought resilience.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said extending the pipleline and pump stations will increase the supply of Class A recycled water by an estimated 73 megalitres per year.

“This is fantastic news for farmers in the Darling Downs, who currently rely on bores and expensive potable water,” Mr McCormack said.

“This forms part of our $1.5 billion investment being delivered by the National Water Grid Authority through the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, which will further enhance water security, helping unlock regional Australia’s huge social and economic potential.”

The Australian and Queensland governments’ agreement to progress Stage 2 of the Warwick Recycled Water for Agriculture Project paves the way for construction on the project to begin early next year.



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