Lower Murray Water announces Rural Water Awards winners

MERBEIN P-10 College, Benetook Farms and local dried fruit grower Steven Bennett were announced by Lower Murray Water (LMW) the winners of this year’s Rural Water Awards.

Merbein P-10 College received the state winner award for their Aquaponics system, developed by Flexible Learning Options (FLO) students and designed to reduce water consumption.

In this innovative system, the water from a fish tank journeys to clay bead garden beds, where nutrients are feeding vegetables and fruit, before being filtered through and heading back to the fish, cleaned and re-oxygenated.

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