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Treated drinking water closer for southern Mallee towns

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WATER ON ITS WAY: MIitchell Water contractors laying the pipeline as the pipe moves northwards.
WATER ON ITS WAY: MIitchell Water contractors laying the pipeline as the pipe moves northwards.

TREATED drinking water is expected to be available to residents and businesses in Brim, Beulah, Woomelang and Sea Lake in early 2019 as the Mallee Towns Drinking Water
Supply Project steadily advances across the Southern Mallee countryside.

GWMWater’s Managing Director Mark Williams says that, despite some unplanned delays, works are progressing according to schedule.

“We still expect major works to be completed in December 2018. Following extensive trials and testing, treated drinking water should begin fl owing into homes and businesses by April 2019,” he said.

The much needed water supply will be sourced from Lake Bellfield and treated in line with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines at GWMWater’s Warracknabeal Water Treatment
Plant.

Treated drinking water from the plant will then be delivered to each town through a pipeline extending from Warracknabeal to Sea Lake.

In total, 130 km of pipeline will be constructed along with new storage tanks and pumping stations at Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Sea Lake.

More than 100 km of pipeline has been laid to date, with the construction of storage tanks, pump stations, and disinfection (chlorine) management facilities well underway. More detail on the Mallee Towns Drinking Water Supply Project can be found on theGWMWater website at www.gwmwater.org.au.