TAMS have the happy news that the beautiful John Knight Memorial Park will now be watered from the lake that laps against it:
A timely upgrade to the irrigation system at John Knight Memorial Park has been completed, allowing non-potable water extracted from Lake Ginninderra to be used to irrigate the park in time for the hot summer months.
“Up to ten hectares of grass at John Knight Memorial Park will be watered with non-potable water from Lake Ginninderra,” Jane Carder, Manager, Place Management, City Services said today.
“Using water from Lake Ginninderra is a practical approach to water management, providing environmental and economic benefits.
“The use of non-potable water will have numerous environmental benefits, as the lake water has more nutrients and carbon than potable (drinking) water, which means that less fertiliser will be needed on the irrigated grass.
“Using the lake water for irrigation will also keep water in the lake moving, which reduces the opportunity for algae to build up. Increased water movement also assists in removing nutrients that feed algae from the waterway, further improving the health of the lake.