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A $2.7 million project to improve the reliability of the water supply in the Western Australian town of Leeman has been completed with the replacement of an old elevated water tank with a new booster pump station.

The project is part of the Western Australian Government’s $35.2 million investment in 2019-20 for water projects in the Mid West region.

Work began in September 2018 to replace an aging elevated water tank, built around five decades ago, with a modern booster pump station.

The new booster pump station was constructed at the existing tank site north of Vivian Street on Indian Ocean Drive, and pumps water directly from the Mount Peron ground level tank to the local community.

The new pump station has provided the dual benefit of improved water pressure and reliability of water supply to the town.

Leeman is supplied water as part of the Leeman-Greenhead Scheme, which provides water to around 900 households and businesses in Leeman and surrounding areas.

The project was completed on time, with the pump station successfully connected to the town’s water supply and the old tank taken offline in June 2019.

Work was completed by Guidera O’Connor, with three Western Australian subcontractors and suppliers also involved, including K&K Electrical, D & Z Constructions and SANDERS Demolition.

Western Australian Water Minister, Dave Kelly, said that Leeman is just one of the many towns across regional Western Australia which will benefit from the development and upgrade of essential water and wastewater infrastructure in 2019-20.

“Last financial year, the McGowan Government, through the Water Corporation, invested $25.9 million in water projects in the Mid-West region and that number will jump to $35.2 million this financial year,” Mr Kelly said.

“I would like to thank the local Leeman community for their cooperation during this important work.”

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