Rainwater tank assists local school

6 May 2016

Seven Hills State School’s water sensitive urban design has been enhanced thanks to a rainwater tank provided by Queensland Bulk Handling (QBH) through the Port of Brisbane’s Community Grant Program.

The tank will be used to help irrigate the school’s market gardens and sporting facilities and will assist in reducing the school’s sediment loads from entering local waterways.

A second rainwater tank was donated to Dayboro State School.

QBH General Manager Tony Nielsen, who sits on the Port of Brisbane’s Community Consultative Committee, said Seven Hill State School’s application for the tank fitted in with the Port’s commitment to supporting local environment initiatives.

“Stormwater management is an integral part of maintaining healthy waterways and is something that everyone should take very seriously.”

“I was impressed that Seven Hills State School was focusing on their stormwater management and therefore keen to support them.”

“QBH has its own comprehensive stormwater system at our facility.”

“Most of QBH’s employees and their children live in the local area so when we saw the opportunity to promote good stormwater management while supporting one of our local schools, we jumped on it,” he said.

The Port of Brisbane’s Community Grant Program supports a variety of local initiatives. More information can be found on their website at: www.portbris.com.au/community/community-grant-program