Harnessing the sun to power our dams and water treatment plants

December 17, 2019

Cotter Dam solar photovoltaic panels power the destratification units for the Cotter Reservoir. These units mix the water column to improve quality for drinking water, also benefiting aquatic life like our endangered Macquarie perch.

Solar photovoltaic panels helping to power Stromlo Water Treatment Plant as it polishes raw water into Canberra’s top tasting drop at the tap!

  

At Mitchell a solar photovoltaic system on the roof helps power our main offices, doing their bit to deliver essential water and wastewater services for our community.

 

Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre solar photovoltaic system using sun energy to help treat Canberra’s wastewater for release supporting environmental flows in the Molonglo River.