Meredith update

Media release issued Thursday 6 January 2011  


The Meredith water supply improvement project remains on track with construction of the new pump station at Lethbridge well underway and more than 7 km of the 11.5 km pipeline installed.

Scheduled for completion in March this year, the major investment project will connect Meredith to the Geelong supply system.

This will ensure supply security by cutting the township's reliance on the drought-stressed West Moorabool River and result in improved water quality for residents.

Barwon Water's General Manager of Capital Projects Paul Northey told the Golden Plains Miner  that excellent progress was being made on key aspects of the project.

He said work on the pump station at the Lethbridge tank site on Medina Road had started in November, last year, and was expected to be completed in March.

The foundation slab, walls and roof had been completed along with installation of infrastructure at the existing tank outlet.

"In addition, more than 60 per cent of the pipeline to the Meredith storage tank has been laid in road reserves, under roads and along private property using open trenching and boring techniques," Mr Northey said.

All pipeline construction was scheduled to be completed by March as well as site re-instatement. Construction fencing would remain in place to allow grass seed restoration, he added.