The Federal Government has announced $3 million in funding for the construction of a stormwater harvesting and reuse plant in Western Australia that will save up to 745 million litres of drinking water per year by 2014.


Matched with $3 million in funding from the City of Greater Geraldton, the plant will be constructed under the City of Greater Geraldton's Stormwater Harvesting and Efficiency Project. 


The project will also implement water efficiency measures such as installing more efficient irrigation systems and developing a water conservation plan.


Australian Government funding will be provided under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns an element of the Water for the Future initiative.