SunWater has reached the half way point in the construction of its 120km buried pipeline that will run from Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir, for the purposes of transporting treated coal seam gas (CSG) water for beneficial use.

Each year, the project will transport up to 36,500ML of treated CSG water from QGC’s Woleebee Creek water treatment plant to the Glebe Weir and into the Dawson River for beneficial use by irrigation and industrial customers.

SunWater General Manager Industrial Pipelines, Tim Donaghy, said that construction of the pipeline was progressing very well.

“Around 65km of the buried pipeline has now been laid and construction has commenced for both the balance tank for water management and the pump station facility, with the concrete floors being poured,” he said.

Mr Donaghy said that there had been a great deal of interest from the local community and agricultural customers with regards to gaining access to treated water from the pipeline.

“We’re committed to seeking water supply solutions for our customers and are pleased to be delivering this project as a beneficial use solution for treated CSG water,” he said.

“The water will be treated to a high standard using the reverse osmosis process at QGC’s water treatment plant near Wandoan and will be monitored by QGC and SunWater to ensure it meets strict compliance requirements prior to being released for public use.”

Construction is expected to be completed early next year, with the first water anticipated to be flowing through the pipeline by the end of 2014 following commissioning, and being dependant on finalising environmental and monitoring plans in accordance with project approvals and QGC’s production of treated CSG water.

For more information about the project, visit the SunWater website: http://www.sunwater.com.au/future-developments/woleebee-creek-glebe-weir.

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