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

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

All bores have a life-cycle and over time they need to be repaired or replaced due to aging, clogging and deterioration. A number of locations have been identified in the Albany area for replacement bores. Some replacements are next to the existing bores, others are located 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 completing 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

Any 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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