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Water Corporation has started work on a $1.7 million project to improve long-term water supply reliability to Geraldton customers.


Set to finish in November, the project includes installation of state-of-the-art monitoring technology, as well as valves and pipework at water storage tanks off Durlacher Street in Mount Tarcoola.


The essential upgrades will allow each tank to be monitored remotely, reducing the potential for unplanned outages and maintenance work to interrupt supply.


Water Corporation Midwest Regional Manager Stephen Greeve said work was part of a targeted capital investment program to upgrade local water supply infrastructure.


“Regular investment in maintaining and upgrading our facilities is vital to ensure customers continue enjoying a reliable, quality drinking water supply,” Mr Greeve said.


“This is one of several Midwest projects where we are installing monitoring technology to allow a faster response to any unforeseen situation with the potential to affect water supply.


“By investing in such projects now, we’re on the front foot to secure supply to Geraldton residents now and well into the future.” 


To allow work to be completed safely and on time, some properties will experience a temporary supply interruption on Saturday, 19 September (9pm to 9am the next day). 


Affected suburbs include Geraldton CBD, Geraldton (suburb), Beachlands, West End, Tarcoola Beach and Mahomet Flats, as well as parts of Glenfield, Mount Tarcoola, Rangeway, Wonthella, Webberton, Wandina and Utakarra and surrounding areas.


Residents will be notified and asked to please plan ahead for their water needs during the interruption. Those with special water requirements are encouraged to contact Water Corporation in advance on 13 13 75.


“We’ve been able to condense the work schedule to minimise supply disruption, however, we do acknowledge there will be some impact overnight on September 19,” Mr Greeve said.


“We would like to thank residents in advance for their understanding while these essential works are completed.”


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