Beverley water supply improvements

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Project goal:

To improve the water suppy to Beverley

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

June 2017–May 2018

What's happening?

We will be constructing a new 4 million litre tank, and around 3.9 kilometres of new water main to connect the new tank to Beverley's existing scheme. This work will improve water pressure for customers in Beverley and a provide a greater volume of reserve water storage available.

When will this be happening?

Work will be starting in June 2017 and will take approximately 11 months to be completed. Work is expected to take place between the normal working hours of Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, with some work being carried out on a Saturday where required.

Community benefits

  • Improve the reliability of supply to customers in the town of Beverley.
  • Increase the security of supply.
  • Reduce the likelihood of breaks and leaks in the town.
  • Increase water pressure to customers in the town of Beverley.

Progress of work and current impacts

The construction of the 4 million litre tank is in full swing with the tank foundation constructed and the concrete for the tank floor being poured next month.

At the end of August, we will start installing water supply main along the road reserve of Vincent Street and we will be directly notifying residents who may have their driveway access restricted, whilst we complete this work. RCR Water, the contractor for this work, will work with residents to ensure they can enter and exit their driveways when required. All trenches in front of driveways, will be backfilled at the end of each working shift and traffic management will be in place.

As part of the water supply main installation, work will continue within farming paddocks near Waterhatch Road and Vincent Street.

In early September we will also start installing water supply main within the road and road reserves of Hunt Road, Sewell Street, Dempster Street and Hutchinson Street. This work will result in traffic impacts, however traffic management will be put in place and the community will be updated regarding this work in the coming weeks.  

We appreciate the community’s understanding while this essential work is undertaken and apologise for any inconvenience.

Overall community impacts

  • During this project, there will be a significant increase in traffic movements particularly on Simmons Road and Vincent Street, and the intersections with South Western Highway/Hunt Road. Customers are advised to take additional care when driving in this area.
  • Residents directly impacted by the work will receive additional notification regarding any temporary access restrictions that may occur at certain times.
  • Interruptions to supply will be required when we connect the new infrastructure to Beverley’s existing scheme.

More information

  • For further information on this project please contact the Community Engagement Officer, Elecia Wheat at  elecia.wheat@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3265 during work hours.
  • For more technical enquiries, please contact the Project Manager, Adam Ansted at adam.ansted@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 2475 during work hours.
  • For after hours assistance please contact our 24 hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75.

 

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