Funding to construct floating wetlands to improve water quality in Harrington Park Lake
Posted 5 months ago
Water quality is set to improve at Harrington Park Lake Wetlands after Council successfully secured funding of $20,000 from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program to install a floating wetland in an upstream water body.
The program supports small scale, community led environmental projects that address local priorities.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the funding supports the future of a healthy Harrington Park Lake.
“It’s important to maintain and improve our water quality, especially during a drought,” Cr Fedeli said.
“Harrington Park Lake unfortunately experiences blue-green algal blooms as a result of nutrients in the water from local run off.
“Installing a floating wetland in a waterbody upstream of the Lake will help improve water quality by removing nutrients and sediments from stormwater entering Harrington Park Lake and ensure its long-term viability.
“I thank the Federal Government for their funding and look forward to the completion of the floating wetland.”
The installation of a floating wetland will be supported with a community education program to reduce stormwater pollution.