Bore project boosts water supply, secures town’s future
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.