Bore project boosts wa­ter sup­ply, se­cures town’s fu­ture

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

Bre­mer Bay has had its wa­ter sup­ply scheme in­creased by 30 per cent in a $1.7 mil­lion project by the State Govern­ment.

The project en­com­passes a new wa­ter sup­ply bore in the Bre­mer bore field to pro­vide a re­li­able wa­ter sup­ply to cater for a tripling of the pop­u­la­tion at Bre­mer Bay dur­ing hol­i­day pe­ri­ods.

Con­struc­tion of the bore was com­pleted in four months and has in­creased the ca­pac­ity of the bore field from 675,000 litres of wa­ter a day to the coastal town to 900,000 litres.

Wa­ter Min­is­ter Dave Kelly said the in­crease was needed for the pop­u­lar tourist spot.

“The town’s pop­u­la­tion grows from around 500 peo­ple off-peak to sev­eral thou­sand dur­ing the sum­mer tourist sea­son,” Mr Kelly said.

“The new bore will en­sure wa­ter sup­ply needs are met dur­ing these hol­i­day pe­ri­ods as Bre­mer Bay con­tin­ues to grow as a ma­jor re­gional hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion.”

He said the work formed part of the McGowan Govern­ment’s plans to se­cure drink­ing wa­ter sup­plies in the Great South­ern re­gion.

The State Govern­ment has also an­nounced it plans to invest $27.1 mil­lion in the Great South­ern re­gion on wa­ter, waste­water and drainage in­fra­struc­ture.

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