In response to increase pressure placed on water resources, caused by growing populations around Australia, the Federal Government has committed $A254.8 million through the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns.
The plan funds practical projects that save water and reduce water losses in cities and towns nationally with populations of less than 50,000 people.
Current water shortage issues are compounded by drought and climate change issues. As such, the recycling and re-use of water in domestic and commercial settings, as well as innovation in urban water supply, are all being encouraged.
After an initial $A101.2 million was committed to 19 projects around Australia, a second funding round is being considered following an assessment of uptake under the initial round.
As a cost-effective and environmentally friendly installation technique, the use of Trenchless Technology for the installation and rehabilitation of water pipelines is often a preferred option.