The Water Corporation is set to begin construction of two new pump stations and a 2.5 million litre capacity water storage tank in Wundowie, WA as part of a new project to improve water supply to the region.
WA Water Minister Mia Davies said the project included the construction of a new water storage tank, which could hold the equivalent of an olympic-sized swimming pool of water.
The project also includes 6.2km of water main to supply water to the town from the new tank.
The $11.3 million project will provide a more secure water supply and improve water pressure to people living in Wundowie.
“The new tank will provide significantly increased water storage in Wundowie and cater for future population growth in the town,” Ms Davies said.
“By building the tank at a high elevation point, the town’s water pressure will be improved with the help of gravity.”
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,” Ms Davis said.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.