What is happening?
Various stages of work have being undertaken since 2015 through to 2019 onwards to reduce the rate of leaks and breaks on 7,800 kilometres of the farmlands water supply network.
We have replaced more than 57 kilometres of pipeline and installed over 13,500 bands on leaks and pipeline joints. We plan to continue to invest in improving the water supply services in the Goldfields and Agricultural Region with more stages of work in the years to come in the pipeline.
The first two stages of work for Farmland pipe replacements have been completed with the third stage well underway. A further fourth stage has been proposed to be delivered come 2020.
On average 4,500 bands have been installed per year since 2015 to repair the pipeline. Banding works have been scheduled for 2019 with plans to install 4,600 bands.
Additionally, to reduce external corrosion of the pipeline, over 30 kilometres of pipeline is scheduled to be painted this calendar year.
We encourage all local contractors to continue bidding for the work, as stages will continue to be rolled out over the coming years. If you are a local contractor and are not a registered Water Corporation supplier or bidder, you can complete our online registration form.
Find out more about the Farmlands Project
Where are the improvement works?
Have a look at the map below to see if we are working in your area. Please ensure you use your full Western Australian address when using the search function in the map below.
Complete Awarded Tendered Designed Programmed
Download a map of farmland water supply network
Contact us on freecall 1800 198 219 for further information about works in your area.
The banding and pipeline replacement projects will be undertaken in the Shires of:
Wheatbelt pipe replacement projects on track (August 2016)
Wheatbelt contractors to deliver water upgrades (November 2015)
Improving farmlands water supply in the Wheatbelt (July 2015)
Keeping the farmlands flowing (August 2017)
Have you seen a leak?
With the vast water supply network in the Wheatbelt, we appreciate speedy notification of leaks. If you have seen a leak, please let us know by contacting 13 13 75. You can also let us know if there are any pipelines with recurring leaks not covered in the program above and we will investigate these as part of our ongoing asset condition assessments.