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Interceptor banks prove their worth

(1980) Interceptor banks prove their worth. Western Farmer and Grazier, 10 April 1980. p. 5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Interceptor banks under scrutiny at Batalling Creek have revealed qualities other than salt land control, showing they are also a good means of filling farm sized dams in dry seasons. The WISALTS group is waiting for the first winter rains to test the water harvesting system they installed last November, using a herringbone arrangement to channel water away from salt scalds and into a central uncontaminated water catchment. The Premier, Sir Charles Court advised WISALTS that the state government will reimburse the cost of the interceptor banks (about $12,000) if results prove that the system works.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1980 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57059
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