Kings Park and Botanic Garden is the premier park run by Botanical Park and Garden Authority (BGPA) in Perth, Western Australia. The park is 400 hectares in extent with a combination of natural bush land, cultivated gardens and open recreational areas, of which 60 hectares is irrigated.
Irrigation water is supplied from a number of bores located within the site which pump into two separate holding ponds referred to as System 1 and System 2. The stored water is then boosted at a flow rate of 180 L/s for System 1 and 50 L/s for System2, filtered and then delivered to the irrigation network around the site.
HydroPlan have been involved in all aspects of water engineering with BGPA for more than 10 years. In this instance we were engaged to complete the design, documentation and supervision of a new filtration system at System 1.
As part of Waterproofing the South and an initiative to minimise use of potable water for irrig...