Logan Water zone
New for 2021 is the Logan Water Zone. Make sure you come and check out this splash-tactular addition to the festival. The team from Logan Water have created an interactive space where festival goers can explore everything to do with the water that flows through our great city.
If you are wanting to know more about the water that you consume or any of the fantastic initiatives that are currently being implemented in your city then come and chat to the Logan Water team at this years Festival
Read on to find out what is in the Logan Water Zone!
LEAF Festival goers can now chill out and Choose Tap at the City with Logan’s, Water Wagon.
The Water Wagon will be part of the Logan Water Zone. We’re excited to have this fantastic initiative in the event making it easy for everyone to access free chilled tap water.
Choose Tap is a community-based initiative that promotes tap water as the healthiest drink. By choosing tap water, you will save money and help reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles.
Why Choose Tap:
We encourage you to Choose Tap at home. Drinking tap water is not only great for your health, it’s also good for your hip pocket and the environment.
- If you drink 1,000 litres of water from your home tap, you’ll pay just over $4 for the water.
- If you buy 1,000 litres of water in single-use bottles from the supermarket, you’ll pay more than $600 for the water.
- Around 40% of all single-use bottles end up in landfill.
Look out for the Water Wagon and don’t forget to bring your water bottle for free refills all day.
Don’t Rush to Flush:
The Don’t Rush to Flush education stand will be back at LEAF this year! Make sure you come and visit us in the Logan Water Zone and play the ‘Wheel of Flushables’. We will also have other cool information to check out such as our spinning jars experiment which shows how ‘flushable’ wipes don’t break down easily.
The Don’t Rush to Flush campaign educates the community on what can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. Remember, there is no substitute for toilet paper! Don’t be tempted to flush alternatives such as wet wipes, tissues, paper towels or rags. These items simply don’t break down easily and may block your sewerage pipes, which could result in a costly plumbing bill and could also be harmful to the environment. Only toilet paper, pee and poo should go down the loo!
Logan’s biosolids gasification project is an Australian first initiative which will transform sewage sludge into energy and a beneficial product – biochar.
Council has designed an innovative biosolids gasification facility for the Loganholme WWTP to process sewage sludge by dewatering it in a centrifuge, drying it in a paddle dryer, and treating it at extreme temperatures in a gasifier to produce biogas.
The biogas is then used to heat the remaining biosolids, turning it into a ‘biochar’ containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, suitable for agricultural purposes.
This innovative approach to biosolids management will improve energy efficiency, resource recovery and reuse. The gasification facility is energy neutral, with 70% of the energy in biosolids recovered and reused, and the remaining energy requirements met by an onsite solar array.
This process reduces the volume of biosolids by 90%, significantly reducing the operational costs of disposing of biochar by around $500,000 per year – a huge saving for Council and the community.
A demonstration biosolids gasification facility was successfully trialled at Loganholme WWTP in 2020. A full-scale gasification facility is currently under construction and is expected to be operational by mid-2022.
This project is being funded by Council, with a $6.2 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Our Water Wise stall will have information on how you can save water in your everyday activities, get more information on water restrictions and have your say on potential lunch and learn presentations and alternative water sources.
Seqwater is proud to partner with Logan Water within the Leaf Festival Water Zone.
We have activities for all ages, learn all about the Water Cycle through our interactive Water Wall and Water Cycle Art Wall.
One the way out, grab a shower timer to use at home, building a water wise Logan