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Case Study: Liverpool Catholic Club

Supplier: Aquacell
13 April, 2011

When the Liverpool Catholic Club realised it had a problem keeping its sporting fields irrigated, it approached water recycling company Aquacell to help solve the problem.

As a community club the executives were keen to be civic minded and recycling water fitted with their environmental philosophy. It was the first organisation to approach the Liverpool Council with a proposal for large scale water recycling plant so it took a lot of work to get the development approval. Aquacell worked with the Club and Council to obtain the approval.

Aquacell also assisted the Club to obtain a Federal Government Community Water grant to help pay for the project which was a great encouragement.

When the Club first began investigating the possibility of having a greywater recycling plant, it found it wouldn’t be economically viable or practical to have one retrofitted to the existing Club. But when plans were submitted to build a new hotel as part of the complex, it was a great opportunity to install a plant.

The Aquacell water recycling plant was installed concurrently with the hotel’s construction. It treats about 100,000 litres of grey and blackwater collected from the whole complex.

The treated water is used to irrigate two football fields and a cricket pitch and for toilet flushing in the new Mercure Hotel. As a consequence the fields are now green all year round and are used for football and cricket games most weekends.

The Liverpool Catholic Club located in Sydney’s south west includes a licensed club, café, bistro and restaurant, hotel, gymnasium, ice-skating rink, mini-golf, BMX track, hairdresser, butcher and more.