The Water Corporation has constructed a $6.4 million tank in Waddouring in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia that can hold around 6.25GL of water, the equivalent of 2.5 olympic-sized swimming pools.

WA Water Minister, Mia Davies, said the tank is six metres high and will benefit communities in the Wheatbelt shires of Mt Marshall and Trayning.

“The new tank improves water quality and water pressure for Water Corporation customers in the towns of Bencubbin, Trayning, Kununoppin and the surrounding areas,” Ms Davies said.

“The tank is located about 85km north of Merredin and replaces the existing water storage reservoir in Waddouring, which is to be decommissioned.

“Construction of the tank started in July 2015 and was completed ahead of schedule.”

Ms Davies said the new tank was in addition to the three-year $32 million farmlands water supply improvement program that began in December 2015.

“This project will improve the performance of the farmlands water supply network across the Wheatbelt,” Ms Davies said.

“More than 64km of pipeline will be replaced, 7,500 pipeline joints will be repaired and smart water meters will be installed across the farmlands scheme to help save water.”

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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