$8.1 million water infrastructure upgrade complete

The Western Australian Government has completed work on the $8.1 million Dalwallinu water infrastructure upgrade — including new booster pump stations — to improve the town’s water supply.

The project involved the construction of a new water storage tank, two new booster pump stations and 2.2km of underground water main connecting the new tank to the existing water scheme.

Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, said, “The new water tank, two pump stations and pipeline will provide the Dalwallinu community with greater security of supply for generations to come.

“This is one of the many water projects that the McGowan Government is investing in to support regional WA households and businesses.”

The new tank, which can hold up to two million litres of drinking water for the town, was constructed on Water Corporation land and the new underground pipeline was installed along Leahy Street, Strickland Drive, Great Northern Highway and Watheroo Road.

The second booster pump station was built at the Water Corporation’s existing Pithara site, about 20km from Dalwallinu.

The project has increased its capacity to store water and can now provide more consistent water pressure to the residents and businesses of Dalwallinu.

About 25 Western Australian workers were involved in the project, including locals employed by the three Dalwallinu businesses awarded contracts.

“It was fantastic to support local businesses and WA workers through this project, with three Dalwallinu companies carrying out these infrastructure upgrades,” Mr Kelly said.

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