Peterborough Stormwater Capture and Re-Use

Project background and challenges

  • Historically important railway hub with a modern focus as a tourist destination, hosting several annual community events.
  • Located in a shallow valley and close to a range of hills, contributing significant run-off volumes.
  • Clay lined storage pond and ageing stormwater channel in severe state of disrepair.
  • Low grade usage of collected water (dust suppression and construction).
  • Wasted resource and excessive losses in stormwater channel.
  • Excessive consumption of potable and bore water for irrigation.

Scope, solutions and results

  • Successful tender, contract and overall project management.
  • Design and superintendency role for the upgrade of the stormwater system.
  • Sourcing and utilisation of cost effective materials and techniques for concrete repair and drain surface improvement.
  • Increased water resource and new irrigation opportunities.
  • Improved management of local pond levels.
  • Reduction in potable and bore water consumption, hence substantial cost saving.