Dalwallinu water supply improvements

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Project goal:

Providing security of supply, catering for future growth and delivering a more consistent water pressure for customers


In construction

Delivery Date:

Mid Feb 2018 - End of November 2018

What's happening?

We will be constructing a new 2 million litre concrete storage tank, 2 new booster pump stations and 2.2 km of new water supply pipeline in the Shire of Dalwallinu. The infrastructure will provide security of supply and cater for future growth and development in the Shire, along with delivering a more consistent water pressure for customers in the area.

When will this be happening?

Work will be starting in mid-February 2018 and completion is estimated by the end of November 2018. At this stage, work is expected to take place from 6.30am to 5.30pm,  Monday to Friday.

Community benefits

  • Increase capacity of town's water storage.
  • Increase security of supply.
  • Cater for future growth and development in the town.
  • Provide consistent pressure for customers.
  • Progress of work and current impacts

    Work already complete:

    Dalwallinu tank and pump station

    • The fencing around the tank site has been installed.
    • The inlet pipe to the tank has been installed along Watheroo Road and up Strickland Drive. 
    • The access road to the tank has been constructed.
    • The concrete slab for the pump station has been constructed.
    • The outlet pipe from the tank site along Strickland Drive and Leahy Street has been pre-welded together and is lying on the surface ready to be installed.


    Pithara pump station

    • The initial earthworks for the new Pithara pump station have been completed.
    • The access road to the pump station and the new fencing around this site has been installed.

    Upcoming work:

    Dalwallinu tank and pump station

    • The concrete floor of the new tank has been poured and the walls of the tank are currently being constructed.
    • The pipe laying crew will dig an open trench and install the pipe along Strickland Drive and down Leahy Street to a connection point near Johnson Street.
    • The civil construction crews will continue work on the Dalwallinu concrete tank and pump station.

    Pithara pump station

    • The mechanical and electrical works will take place at the Pithara pump station.

    Will this work impact me?

    Current impacts:

    During August 2018 we will be connecting the new water supply pipeline to the existing reticulation pipe in Dalwallinu. To complete this work some customers will experience a temporary interruption to their water supply on the following dates:

    All impacted customers have been notified regarding these planned interruptions to supply.

    Upcoming planned interruptions to supply: 

    • Tuesday 14 August: 8am - 1pm: Some customers impacted along Watheroo Road and Dalwallinu West Road
    • Thursday 16 August: 8am - 1pm: Some customers impacted along South Street, Leahy Street and Strickland Drive
    • Friday 17 August: 8am - 1pm: Some customers impacted along Shannon Street and Strickland Street

    Overall impacts:

    Local residents in these areas should expect medium-level noise from trucks, an excavator digging earth and laying pipework, operation of a mobile crane and the use of power tools. We also request that road verges be kept clear over this period.

    Traffic management will be in place and road users will be asked to keep to the reduced speed limit, which will be indicated through signage in these areas.

    Hours of construction

    Working hours will be 6.30pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Dalwallinu water supply improvements map


    More information

    If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Water Corporation Community Engagement Advisor, Elecia Wheat, via email at Elecia.Wheat@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3265.

    We will update you again when we move to the next stage of this work.

    To speak directly to the contractor completing this work, please contact Project Manager DM Civil, Phillip Morrison, on 0447 169 782. 

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