The Barwon Water Alliance was last night highly commended in the Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards environment category for its work on the Meredith water supply improvement project.
The project involved constructing a pump station and 11.5 kilometre pipeline to connect Meredith to the Geelong water supply network.
The awards recognised engineering activities that positively impacted the surrounding environment.
Connecting Meredith to the Geelong system will provide water security by decreasing the reliance on the drought-stressed West Moorabool River and improve water quality for the town's community.
The project was delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance, which combines the skills and experience of Barwon Water, construction company John Holland and design and engineering specialists GHD.