Sydney has become home to an innovative new environmental system which collects rainwater.

Holidaymakers on flights to Sydney could soon be able to help the environment during their trip as the city has unveiled a new rainwater collection project.

Australian actress Cate Blancett has offered her support to the system, which has been installed in the Welsh Bay arts precinct of the city, the Herald Sun reported.

The harvesting system covers an area around half the size of the playing field in Sydney Football Stadium and the water collected will be stored in pipes on the building.

It will then be reused, providing 100 per cent of the non-portable water needed by the resident organisations, with around 11.3 million litres of water expected to be saved each year.

“We’re all pleased to bring this innovative engineering technology into our creative lives today and indeed to be a showcase of how such systems can function to great economic and societal benefit,” Blancett told the newspaper.

The Sydney Football Stadium has also been in the news for another reason this week, as it was named as the permanent home of the country’s rugby team, which could interest those on flights to Sydney.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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