Upgrade to Blackall Water Reticulation System


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.

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.


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