Apollo Bay new water storage

A new 250 million litre water storage will meet forecast growth in Apollo Bay, Marengo and Skenes Creek.

The new storage will complement the existing 125 megalitre Marengo basin, and spell the end of summer water restrictions in these coastal towns.


Image shows construction progress on the 250 million litre storage basin at Aollo Bay. Image shows embankments (partially lined) and earthmoving equipment.

Works are progressing on the new water storage basin in Apollo Bay.

In addition to the new basin, the project includes replacing the existing Barham River pump station, building a new transfer pump station, and laying the connecting pipelines.

Construction is underway and is scheduled for completion in February 2014.

The Apollo Bay Water Treatment Plant is also being upgraded to boost capacity, with completion expected in November 2014.

This project is being delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance.


River pump station

We have replaced the existing Barham River pump station on Barham River Road.

The new facility will transfer water from the Barham River to the new water storage basin.

We will harvest water under the existing bulk entitlement from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). The bulk entitlement sets out the conditions under which water can be extracted from the river sustainably.

The new pump station complies with Environment Protection Agency noise guidelines.


Transfer pump station and pipeline

A new transfer pump station has been constructed next to the basin near Barham River Road.

The pipeline extends from the storage site, along Barham River Road and connects into the existing system near the corner of Barham River Road and Conns Lane.


Apollo Bay Water Treatment Plant upgrade

The Apollo Bay Water Treatment Plant, first commissioned in 2000, filters and disinfects drinking water for Apollo Bay, Marengo and Skenes Creek.

The plant is being upgraded with its capacity to increase from 2.5 to 4 million litres a day.



News and updates

4 December 2013: Apollo Bay water supply update
21 May 2013: Open day: Apollo Bay water supply upgrade
11 April 2013: Work progressing on Apollo Bay water storage
26 November 2012: Work beginning on Apollo Bay storage
31 July 2012: Apollo Bay water storage information kiosk this Saturday
22 June 2012: Apollo Bay update
22 March 2011: Apollo Bay storage site selected