Central Highlands Region Water Corporation
About the project
This project will implement an accelerated program of potable water main replacement and leak detection within the potable water system to reduce lost/unaccounted for water and to implement a raw water main replacement on the highest risk raw water main for the Maryborough system. The combined impact of the works is aimed at saving over 130 ML/year of water or over 10% of current system usage.
Delivery of the project will allow the water systems, both raw and potable water, to become more efficient and will reduce the extraction rate from the groundwater system leaving more water available for the environment in the surface water systems whilst also increasing the security of supply for the township.
This project was completed in October 2011. With this funding the Central Highlands Water Corporation replaced 4.8kms of raw water main and installed flow meters at the Evansford and Talbot Reservoir outfalls. In addition the Corporation designed and built in ground infrastructure to consistently measure treated water flow through zones and upgraded telemetry sites to allow water balance and zone water loss calculations to determine the areas of poor system performance.
Over 2,000 metres of treated water pipelines with high historical burst rates were also replaced; this has improved customer service and reduced water loss. A significant improvement in water quality has also resulted, as the bore water and surface water blends previously had high level of total dissolved salts.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Central Highlands Region Water Corporation directly on 03 5460 4641.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.