We are working on a number of infrastucture projects to deliver water security, guarantee efficient service delivery and meet future growth.
The 25-year-old Aireys Inlet water treatment plant is near the end of its life.
The townships are to be connected to the greater Geelong water supply network via an 11-kilometre pipeline from Anglesea.
We are investing around $150 million in water, sewage and recycled water infrastructure in Armstrong Creek — the new residential development south of Geelong.
Armstrong Creek residents are the first in our region to have access to Class A recycled water on tap.
We are improving Bannockburn’s sewerage system to cater for future growth. Work includes upgrades to the pumping station near Bruce’s Creek and the sewerage pipeline to the water reclamation plant on Stephens Road.
Work on the $5 million project began in October 2014 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2015
We are expanding and improving our ongoing monitoring of the Barwon Downs borefield ahead of an application to renew our groundwater licence, due in June 2019.
In 2012, Barwon Water identified the need to upgrade Colac’s water supply capacity based on predicted growth and potential risks to current infrastructure.
Following an extensive community and stakeholder consultation campaign, we selected a preferred upgrade path: an interconnection with the existing Wurdee Boluc channel near Murroon.
This option provides the greatest level of supply diversity and guards against risks to the current supply system such as bushfires, land slips and failure of the existing pipeline.
Barwon Water’s Ryrie Street head office will be refurbished to accommodate all Geelong-based office employees under one roof.
Centralising our workforce will mean increased productivity, efficiencies and cost savings, including reductions of up to 45% on maintenance, operational and energy costs.
We replace up to 25 kilometres of pipes a year at an annual cost of more than $4 million.
We replace aged and damaged pipes to reduce the risk of bursts, minimise unexpected repairs, reduce supply interruptions and ensure continued water quality.
We are rolling out a staged pressure and leakage management program in Geelong over several years.
The pressure management program will eliminate excess pressure and reduce the incidence of burst mains. It will also reduce the chance of water loss and supply interruptions.
Information on some of our major infrastructure projects is also included here for information and archival purposes.