Bowling club to tapwater self-sufficiency
By RODNEY STEVENS
SOUTH Grafton Bowling Club will conserve water for its greens.
The club has been given money under the Australian Government Water Fund Community Water Grants scheme for a water conservation project.
Club secretary-manager David Hebbard said the first stage of the project was the installation of a 90,000 litre underground rainwater tank to catch run-off.
"The project will use rainwater run-off to irrigate bowling greens and gardens and will also be used in the club's toilets," he said.
Mr Hebbard said the club's submission for the grant required directors to estimate how much water they would save.
"The project will save approximately 986,000 litres of water per year," Mr Hebbard said.
He said the project would benefit the whole community ? the club would no longer have to draw this supply from the local water catchment.
"Thousands of applications were lodged with the Federal Government, with a minority being approved this time around," he said.
Applicants were required to contribute a small portion of the overall cost of the project.
South Grafton Bowling Club will contribute $7000 on top of the Federal Government's $46,000 grant to complete the project.