Sustainable Water Management Project

Wingecarribee Shire Council area, NSW

Total funding: Total project cost of $1.2 million, with funding of $606,725 from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Wingecarribee Shire Council.

About the project

Wingecarribee Shire Council has relatively high levels of water losses and excessive water pressures for households and businesses in some areas.

To address these issues Council is implementing an innovative water loss management project involving:

  • the establishment of District Metered Areas with constant remote monitoring for water losses
  • the establishment of a hydraulic water model for the Shire to enable engineers to optimise network performance, reduce water losses and extend asset life, and
  • the introduction of a pressure management program using the flow modulated pressure control system to minimise water losses, save money on infrastructure renewals and enhance customer service.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • produce a potable water savings of approximately 326 million litres each year, and
  • reduce the water pressure in the network and prolong the life of council assets.

Progress

The project commenced on 10 September 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.