Wagin water supply improvements

Improving the water supply to the towns of Wagin and Katanning.

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Project goal:

Improve the reliability of water supply to Wagin and Katanning and provide adequate water storage for Wagin.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

May 2019

What's happening

We have completed the first stage of the Wagin and Katanning water supply improvements project. This work included the construction of 11.2 kilometres of new water supply pipeline which will improve the reliability of water supply to the towns of Wagin and Katanning.

The new water supply pipeline will increase transfer capacity along the Narrogin-Katanning pipeline to cater for future growth in Katanning and provide an increase in water storage capacity at Wagin.

The second stage of this project will see Water Corporation upgrade the Wardelocking Reservoir by adding a roof, liner and chlorine dosing system to the reservoir’s outlet. The upgrade  will increase the tank’s water storage capacity to 3.6 million litres, providing adequate water supply for customers in Wagin and catering for future growth in the area.

Work on the Wardelocking Reservoir will commence in April 2018 and is expected to be completed in May 2019.

Currently we completing a final inspection of the new water supply main we recently installed within the road reserves and farmland properties along Great Southern Highway, Badgarning Road, Reeves Road, Rifle Street and Beaufort Road in the Shire of Wagin.

Community benefits

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

Community impacts

As part of completing a final inspection of the newly installed water supply main, we will be required to use a small digger and compacting machine, where any rectification work is required along the pipe.

Timing

Construction is expected to start in April 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by May 2019.

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

More information

Please contact Community Engagement Officer, Elecia Piparo, via email elecia.piparo@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3265.

Map showing Shire of Wagin water supply improvement works


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