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New water system for the Botanic Gardens

By johnboy - 24 March 2011 1

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The Australian National Botanic Gardens has proudly announced its new system to water the gardens with water from Lake Burley Griffin.

A new $2.9 million water infrastructure upgrade now enables use of non-potable (non-drinking) water from nearby Lake Burley Griffin to irrigate the Gardens.

Providing up to 170 million litres of water from Lake Burley Griffin, the project ensures the long term sustainability for the Gardens which are home to the most diverse collection of Australian native plant species in the world. It will also allow regular irrigation even in times of tough water restrictions and free up valuable drinking water from Canberra’s water supply.

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New water system for the Botanic Gardens
spinact 8:15 pm 24 Mar 11

That’s good news

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