Albany borefields project

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Project goal:

Replace bores to improve water security in the Lower Great Southern Towns water supply scheme.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

January 2016─May 2018

Bore replacements

To meet the needs of seasonal water demands and a growing population we will be constructing a series of new bores to service the water supply scheme of Albany and the Lower Great Southern Towns.

All bores have a life-cycle. Over time they age, become clogged and deteriorate so need to be repaired or replaced. We have identified locations in the Albany area for replacement bores.

Some of the replacements are next to the existing bores while others are a short distance away from the current network. This network stretches from Humphrey Road area through Torndirrup National Park and the Rifle Range to the end of the Verve Energy Windfarm within the Grasmere Reserve.

We have been conducting exploratory test hole drilling in the area to determine suitable bore sites. Construction and equipping of the new bores will be complete in early 2018.

Community benefits

Construction of new bores will improve the spread of abstraction and contribute to a more sustainable withdrawal of groundwater for the region.

Community impact

Residents living near the bore sites will receive information sheets outlining what is happening in their area and any likely construction impacts.  We have chosen the least intrusive method possible to conduct these works.

We do not anticipate any impact on local water supply as a result of these works.

Contact details

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Elecia Wheat, on elecia.wheat@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3265.


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