New pipe­line pro­vides bet­ter wa­ter for Gooram­bat

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Yar­ra­wonga is now sup­ply­ing res­i­dents of Gooram­bat with a more re­li­able wa­ter sup­ply with a new $1.5 mil­lion wa­ter pipe­line built.

North East Wa­ter re­cently com­pleted the 11 kilo­me­tre un­der­ground pipe link­ing the town­ship to Yar­ra­wonga’s wa­ter sup­ply.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Craig Heiner said the new pipe­line is an ex­ten­sion of an ex­ist­ing pipe that pre­vi­ously ended in Devenish.

“Nearly 70 homes and busi­nesses in Gooram­bat will ben­e­fit from the new pipe­line,” Mr Heiner said.

“Cus­tomers will have no­ticed an im­me­di­ate change to their wa­ter qual­ity, with more rig­or­ous treat­ment pro­cesses now in place.

“The town will no longer ex­pe­ri­ence salin­ity is­sues and res­i­dents will have a safer, more re­li­able sup­ply linked to the Mur­ray River.

“The new wa­ter source will re­duce the like­li­hood of re­stric­tions dur­ing dry times, as the pre­vi­ous sup­ply came from a shal­low bore which was un­re­li­able in drought pe­ri­ods.

“It’s a pos­i­tive step for the town’s fu­ture growth with the pipe­line al­low­ing us to sup­ply more res­i­den­tial and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment.”

Min­is­ter for Wa­ter Lisa Neville added “This is a great project that will ben­e­fit the lo­cal com­mu­nity and re­flects the Govern­ment’s com­mit­ment to ex­pand the wa­ter grid where we can to de­liver wa­ter se­cu­rity for more Vic­to­ri­ans.”

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