Barwon Water will soon begin using the Melbourne to Geelong water pipeline and the Barwon Downs borefield to combat extended dry conditions in the Geelong region.

The 59km pipeline will be tapped-into from the beginning of April, with the borefield currently being readied for operation.

Barwon Water said customers will not pay any extra for these water sources as prices are locked in until June 2018.

The Melbourne to Geelong pipeline connects Geelong’s storage basins at Lovely Banks with Melbourne’s water supply network at Cowies Hill, west of Werribee.

Melbourne’s supply network will be topped up via the desalination plant near Wonthaggi but Barwon Water customers will not receive desalination water.

Barwon Water invested more than $750million in water infrastructure following the last drought to secure Geelong’s water supplies in the future.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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