We are investing $32 million to improve water supply services in the Farmlands area of our Goldfields and Agricultural Region.
What is happening?
Various packages of work are being undertaken from now through to 2018 to reduce the rate of leaks and breaks on 7,800 kilometres of the farmlands water supply network.
Work includes replacing more than 64 kilometres of pipeline and repairing 7,500 pipeline joints. These packages are on top of our ongoing preventative maintenance program, which will continue concurrently.
We will also improve our operational response times to limit interruptions to customers, as well as install smart water meters to help identify leaks and further reduce water loss.
More than 2,100 bands were installed between July and the end of November last year to repair pipeline joints. Banding works are currently on hold due to fire bans and as such, the teams are focusing on pipeline replacement works.
The first 4 pipeline replacement projects were recently awarded to local contractors and 2 of these projects have since been completed – see map below for project locations and status. Five more projects have recently been tendered and will be awarded soon.
We encourage all local contractors to continue bidding for the work, as packages will continue to be rolled out over the coming years. If you are a local contractor and are not a registered Water Corporation supplier or bidder, you can complete the online registration form available at www.watercorporation.com.au/suppliers. For more information please read Farmlands Project Information for Local Contractors.
Where are the improvement works?
The banding and pipeline replacement projects will be undertaken in the Shires of:
Have a look at the map below to see if we are working in your area. Please ensure you use your full Western Australian address when using the search function in the map below.
Download a map of farmland water supply network
Contact us on freecall 1800 198 219 for further information about works in your area.
Wheatbelt contractors to deliver water upgrades (November 2015)
Improving farmlands water supply in the Wheatbelt (July 2015)
Keeping the farmlands flowing (August 2016)
Have you seen a leak?
With the vast water supply network in the Wheatbelt, we appreciate speedy notification of leaks. If you have seen a leak, please let us know using the form below or contact 13 13 75. If you are a local resident, we also encourage you to complete the form, which will enable us to notify you via SMS and/or email of any works that might impact you. You can also let us know if there are any pipelines with recurring leaks not covered in the program above and we will investigate these as part of our ongoing asset condition assessments.
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