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Regional communities can apply for up to $2 million in funding through Watering WA, a state government initiative led by the Department of Water. The initiative aims to assist communities in commencing new projects and achieving new standards in water management.
The Watering WA investment will be $30 million, made possible by Royalties for Regions, and will support towns, farms, rural business and waterways. In an era of innovation and technological advancement in water treatment, the initiative is more important than ever.
Wastewater reuse and desalination projects are amongst the funded activities. MAK Water has an extensive portfolio of successfully completed projects within these areas.
Regional communities are a central part of Western Australia’s identity and economy. To ensure regional towns and businesses continue to thrive, expand and grow, we need to secure regional water supplies and build healthy, sustainable environments. This is in line with MAK Water’s goals for distributing the best technology and outstanding services across the country.
Applicants for funding must be within the dryland agricultural area (less than 600mm average annual rainfall) and contribute at least 30 per cent towards project costs. Additional criteria and information on how to apply can be accessed at water.wa.gov.au.
MAK Water is happy to offer assistance for project definition to applicants seeking funding from this initiative.