Bradshaw St, Golden Point, VIC, 3350
Sovereign Hill is one of Victoria’s leading tourist attractions and outdoor museums. It attracts nearly 500,000 visitors each year, including around 120,000 school children.
Water is used for visitor facilities as well as various steam-driven and other working exhibits. Use was around 20ML and peaked at 32ML in the early 2000s.
The company introduced systems for treatment such as a reverse osmosis recycling system in the steam plant. Quality control and optimal utilization of existing storm water runoff by installing a hydro sieve to remove impurities and expanding storm water collection and storage capacity. Finally, Sovereign Hill made an effort to install a gross pollutant separator.
Sovereign Hill’s consumption has fallen by 44% since 2003 down to 12 ML and continues to decrease as further water-saving initiatives take effect.