We are working on a number of infrastucture projects to deliver water security, guarantee efficient service delivery and meet future growth.
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 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.
A new bike trail will connect Roslyn Road, Wandana Heights, to Thornhill Road, Highton.
We are turning the under-utilised Highton pipe reserve into a valuable public open space, connecting residential areas, reserves, schools and churches.
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.