Wagin water supply improvements

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Project goal:

To improve the reliability of supply to the towns of Wagin and Katanning and to provide adequate water storage for Wagin.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

August 2017–January 2018

What's happening

We will be constructing 11.2 km of new water supply pipeline in the Shire of Waginwithin the road reserves and farmland properties along Great Southern Highway, Badgarning Road, Reeves Road, Rifle Street and Beaufort Road.

The pipeline will be installed by digging an open trench, which will be backfilled as construction progresses. Full restoration will be completed along the pipe route once construction is finished.

Wardelocking reservoir will also be refurbished and a roof added to provide adequate water storage for customers in Wagin.

The work will be carried out by RCR Water as an authorised contractor of Water Corporation.

Community benefits

  • Improving reliability of water supply to the towns of Katanning and Wagin.
  • Providing adequate water storage for Wagin.

Community impacts

The following impacts will occur as a result of the pipeline excavation and tunnelling work.

  • Badgarning Road excavation work
    Full road closure from Monday 18 September - Monday 9 October 2017. Detour via Arthur Street.
  • Ballagin Road excavation work
    Traffic limited to one lane from Thursday 28 September - Saturday 30 September 2017.
    During work hours traffic will still be able to flow in both directions under a stop/go arrangement. Lanes will be backfilled at the end of every shift and reopened in both directions at night, with after hours traffic management in place.
  • Moore Street excavation and tunnelling work
    Full road closure from Wednesday 4 October - Monday 9 October 2017 and again from Tuesday 24 October - Saturday 4 November 2017. Detour via Rifle North Street.
  • Great Southern Highway excavation and tunnelling works
    Pipe being installed on southbound side of road, heading into Wagin town from Wednesday 4 October - Monday 4 December 2017. Traffic will still be able to flow in both directions under stop/go traffic lights at all times.
  • Rifle Street excavation work 
    Pipe being installed on northbound side of road from Wednesday 29 November to Wednesday 6 December 2017. Traffic will still be able to flow in both directions under stop/go traffic lights at all times.
  • Beaufort Road excavation work
    Traffic limited to one lane from Thursday 7 December - Saturday 9 December 2017. During work hours traffic will still be able to flow in both directions under stop/go arrangement. Lanes will be backfilled at the end of every shift and reopened in both directions at night, with after hours traffic management in place.

Overall impacts

Traffic management will be in place during this work and the community will be provided with notice in advance if any partial road closures are required. Project signage will also be in place along the pipeline route and we will continue to work closely with local farmers to minimise the impact of this work.

We will provide advanced notice regarding the impacts to our customers in the Shire of Wagin who may experience some temporary pressure fluctuations and interruptions to their water supply as part of this pipeline installation work. 

Timing

Construction is expected to start at the end of August and is anticipated to be completed by the end of January 2018. 

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on Monday to Saturday, and between 9am and 5pm on Sundays.  

We will continue to update the community as this work progresses.

More information

Please contact Community Engagement Officer, Elecia Wheat, on elecia.wheat@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3265.

For more technical enquiries contact RCR Water Project Manager, Shaun Schultz via email at Shaun.Schultz@rcrtom.com.au or call 047 287 6115.

Map showing Shire of Wagin water supply improvement works


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