• Work to start on $11.3 million project to improve water supply for Wundowie
  • Will deliver a more secure water supply and improve water pressure in the town 

The Water Corporation will start work next week on an $11.3 million project to provide a more secure water supply to people living in Wundowie.

Water Minister Mia Davies said the Liberal National Government project included the construction of a new 2.5 million litre capacity water storage tank, which could hold the equivalent of an Olympic-sized swimming pool of water.

"The new tank will provide significantly increased water storage in Wundowie and cater for future population growth in the town," Ms Davies said.

The corporation will also build two new pump stations and 6.2km of water main to supply water to the town from the new tank.

"By building the tank at a high elevation point, the town's water pressure will be improved with the help of gravity," the Minister said.

A further 3.8km of water main will also be installed on Golf Links Road from the new tank to supply water to the growing Mauravillo subdivision, north of Wundowie.

Ms Davies said there would be some traffic disruptions and temporary water supply interruptions when the infrastructure was connected to the town's existing water pipelines.

"The corporation will work closely with the community to provide advanced notice of these necessary interruptions and local residents will receive regular updates throughout the course of this project," she said.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.

Fact File

  • Wundowie is supplied through the Goldfields and Agricultural Region Water Supply Scheme, which consists of more than 9,593km of water mains.  The scheme services more than 37,000 households, farms, mines and other enterprises
  • A new pump station will be installed just off Olive Road and another will be located at the new tank site next to Golf Links Road
  • These upgrades will provide a more reliable supply of water to more than 600 customers in Wundowie 

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