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$2.5M recycled water plant approved

A proposal to build a state of the art Recycled Water Centre at Cooranbong has been given the green light by Lake Macquarie City Council. 
The Johnson Property Group’s $2.5 million centre, which will service 2,500 new homes within the Watagan Park community has been approved.
Councillor Laurie Coghlan remarked “This is a thing of the future, this is a better way of treating our waste … I think it will be a good system and we will see more of them around the Hunter in the future.”
The environmentally friendly Recycled Water Centre uses technology designed by Flow Systems and works by taking wastewater from kitchens, bathrooms and toilets and purifying it at the Recycled Water Centre. The refined water is then pumped back to certain taps in the home like those connected to a toilet, washing machine or outdoor area using a separate set of pipes.
Drinking water comes into the home via a different set of pipes, connected to the kitchen, shower and bathroom.
“This is a great win, and isn’t just a win for us, this really is a win for the whole Cooranbong community. This Recycled Water Centre is going to help drought proof the area by using cutting edge technology to reduce Cooranbong’s demand on drinking water by up to 70 per-cent.” said Johnson Property Group Founder Keith Johnson.
Earlier this month, Cessnock City Council approved plans to rezone a parcel of land in the Bellbird North urban release area, to allow a Recycled Water Centre to be built near Johnson Property Group’s proposed Bellbird North community. If approved, the Bellbird North community will eventually provide 3,500 new homes as well as a shopping centre and commercial district.
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