With three months to go until Ballina Shire Council commences its recycled water service in July, preparations to start the new service have stepped up a gear.

Council’s Water and Wastewater Manager, Tim Mackey, said a suite of preparations, which have included incident response training, were important to ensure key staff members were prepared for the start of the ground-breaking new service.

“All of our preparations from testing each treatment unit to incident response training are a reminder of how thorough the process has been to ensure the delivery of crystal clean recycled water in July,” Mr Mackney said.

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World Water Day 2016

On Tuesday 22 March, Ballina Shire Council will celebrate World Water Day through the theme ‘water and jobs’.

Crystal watering garden

Nearly 80 households at Lennox Head will have access to recycled water in July, in what Ballina Shire Council believes is a first for regional NSW.

Recycled water will initially be delivered to 77 new houses at Lennox Head for uses such as washing clothes, flushing toilets and watering the garden.

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Ballina Shire Council’s state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plants at Ballina and Lennox Head are a leading-edge example of the Council’s commitment to providing the services and infrastructure necessary for the future growth of the Shire.

In the lead up to World Water Day on Tuesday 22 March, Ballina Shire Council has celebrated the launch of this new water website.

This  website has been designed to promote information and practical advice about the way water is used and managed in our community.

Highlights include web pages dedicated to Council’s Recycled Water, Stormwater, Wastewater and Urban Water Cycle initiatives.

There’s also a Frequently Asked Questions section to make searching for answers easier.