In the field of Civil Engineering; technology and management practices are continually evolving. To remain at the forefront of the industry, it could be considered beneficial to explore the many innovative design projects on offer in search of ideas and inspiration.
One such project is the Green Square Stormwater Drainage Project, implemented by Sydney Water and the City of Sydney in conjunction with UGL Engineering, Seymour Whyte Constructions, Parsons Brinckerhoff and RPS Manidis Roberts, the Green Square Project was designed to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution discharged into Sydney’s waterways and ultimately recycle the water for use in homes and offices.
The project has involved the installation of more than two kilometres of large underground pipes across multiple locations. With completion expected mid-2019, Sydney Water will soon herald one of Australia’s biggest stormwater recycling projects.
With much of the Australian population now focused on the topic of sustainability and the environment, it is important we look at options that not only create sustainable water supply solutions but also have the capability to maintain them well into the future. Following on from the success of the Green Square Project, the possibility of installing more stormwater systems like this in other areas of Australia is something that should be given serious consideration, particularly within areas suffering from the Australian drought cycle.
Some interesting articles relating to the Green Square Project can be accessed via the links below: