Approximately 4,600 properties in Margaret River, Cowaramup, Prevelly Beach, and Gnarabup, WA, will benefit from the completion of a $67 million upgrade to the local water supply scheme.
Upon touring the site, State Minister for Water, Mia Davies, announced the completion of the staged upgrades, which will help further secure water supplies in the drying climate and cater for growth in the area.
The Water Corporation carried out the upgrade in two stages. The first $48 million stage involved equipping a new bore, construction of a new water treatment plant at Lilly Road, and 25 kilometres of pipelines to connect these facilities to Ten Mile Brook Dam.
“Fast-track delivery of this work allowed Ten Mile Brook Dam to be topped up with groundwater in 2012, following another of the driest summers on record,” Ms Davies said.
The $19 million second stage of work, completed in September, included:
- A new 15 million litre water storage tank next to the new water treatment plant
- Transfer pumping and gravity supply mains
- An upgrade of the Ten Mile Brook Dam drinking water pump station and treatment facilities.
“These upgrades will cater for anticipated growth out to 2021 and ensure demand during peak tourist periods is met,” the Minister said.