MAR @ Ridge Park
The Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) at Ridge Park is now in operation.
This is one of the water saving schemes initiated by Unley Council.
What is a MAR?
Basically, during wet periods you collect water and inject it into the water table below and then in the summer months pump it out there or elsewhere to help with irrigation.
- Potential to supply 60ML (megalitres) pa - that's enough water to fill 24 Olympic sized swimming pools
- Reduced risk of flooding
- Cheap supply of good water during peak watering season
- Reliable supply for Council's water trucks
Here is information re the MAR @ Ridge Park
Here is a map of the water retention scheme @ Ridge Park
ps Why do people always compare large volumes of stuff to an Olympic pool?
I couldn't help myself - it's easy to visualise.