West Werribee Dual Supply (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) Project
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On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.
This website will be updated to reflect these changes.
About the project:
Project location: West Werribee, Victoria
Funding recipients: City West Water
Total Australian Government funding: $11,400,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 2.6 GL/yr
The West Werribee Dual Supply (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) Project (ASR Project) is a standalone component of the West Werribee Dual Water Supply Scheme. The Scheme will supply recycled water for new residential developments and irrigation of public open spaces. The ASR Project involves the development of underground bulk storage in the Werribee Formation Aquifer at the Werribee Treatment Plant and/or at North Wyndham Vale to store the recycled water.
- Provide storage for up to 2.6 gigalitres of recycled water per year to supply West Werribee Dual Water Supply Scheme customers.
- To optimise future expansion of the West Werribee Dual Water Supply Scheme salt reduction plant.
- To increase the knowledge of aquifers and aquifer storage and recovery projects in the Melbourne/Werribee Region and their potential as a water resource management.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2015.
Details of the West Werribee Dual Supply Project can be located on the City West Water website