Groundwater Replenishment Scheme

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Project goal:

Construct Groundwater Replenishment Scheme

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

Stage 1 – 2017 and Expansion – 2019

What's happening?

Stage 1 of Perth's first full-scale Groundwater Replenishment Scheme at the Beenyup facility in Craigie is in the final stages of commissioning. This first stage has the capacity to recharge up to 14 billion litres of recycled water into groundwater supplies each year.

Planning for stage 2 of the Scheme, which will see its capacity double to 28 billion litres a year, is now underway. This will include duplication of the 14 billion litre recycling plant and construction of new recharge bores and associated recharge pipeline to the east of Lake Joondalup.

Stage 2 is currently undergoing necessary approvals and is expected to be complete within 3 years. With capacity to recharge 28 billion litres of water into groundwater supplies, stage two of the scheme will provide a new climate independent water source to boost much needed drinking water supplies.

Find out more about groundwater replenishment.

Proposed pipeline

To transfer the recycled water from the Advanced Water Recycling Plant at our Beenyup facility in Craigie to the two offsite recharge sites, we will be constructing a 13km pipeline.

The proposed route was selected with a number of considerations in mind, including impacts to the community, environment, safety (of people constructing and maintaining the pipeline), constructability and cost.

Below is a map depicting the proposed pipeline route.

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Contact us

Please email groundwater.replenishment@watercorporation.com.au if you would like more information about the project.


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