Upgrade to Blackall Water Reticulation System

Blackall, Qld

Total funding: Total project cost of $860,000, with funding of $430,000 from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Blackall - Tambo Regional Council.

About the project

The Blackall - Tambo Regional Council will undertake a network analysis in the towns of Blackall and Tambo and develop a water main replacement/upgrade strategy. The project also involves the removal of an ineffective pressure relief valve and the installation of a monitoring/metering system using Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA).

Project benefits

This project will:

  • produce a potable water savings of approximately 601 million litres each year
  • reduce water loss in the distribution system, and
  • reduce the water pressure in the network and prolong the life of council assets.

Progress

The project commenced on 27 January 2011 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.