In an interview today, Graeme Snell from the CPWA said “Most people are unaware that the Jet actually pumps water from the Murrumbidgee River over 20 Kilometers away.”
“The reason we currently use fresh river water is that it sparkles and shimmers due to its cleaner nature,” added Mr Snell.
The new bluetooth enabled pumping system will feature an electrolytic cleaning system that will filter out the silt, algae and carp from Lake Burley Griffin.
“Canberrans are not likely to see any difference in the water produced from the Jet. However, they can feel good about their favourite spout, knowing that it is no longer pumping 250 litres of fresh drinking water into the air every second.”
The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will be temporarily shut down later in the year for the works to commence.