If you, or someone you know, have been splashing around in the water feature at the park, wondering about wasted or contaminated water, fear not!
With 19 bouncing water jets and coloured lights, the system is set up to capture the fountain water, treat it and shoot it back out to the dashers and splashers above.
Under the lawn there is a recycling tank that holds 3,500 litres of water and a submersible pump.
The recycled water is pumped to the main tank and the water is cycled through the pump shed where it is automatically sterilised with chlorine and ultraviolet and dosed to keep it sterile and pH neutral.
A 15,000 litre tank on the other side of the park contains clean water and can be topped up if too much water evaporates on the best days – the hot, dry and windy ones.
Other clever features include the ability for the lights to be colour-coded to match the themes for special events – things like Daffodil Day or big sports events or Christmas.
The height of the jets also change automatically, dropping to a mid-height on windy days, and dropping to knee height in very strong winds – another system that helps conserve the clean water.
During events, the water jets can be turned off so the area becomes a large flat paved plaza.