The Humble Water Pump: Helping to Expand Victoria’s Water Grid

While we usually use this blog to provide information about our products and manufacturers, we also like to provide some general or technical information from time to time. Today, we would like to talk about how water pumps are being used to expand Victoria’s water grid. More specifically, we would like to give you an idea of the scope and complexity of the water pump network being used.

Recently, Daniel Andrews, the Victorian Premier, joined forces with Jaala Pulford, the Wedderburn district Agriculture Minister and Lisa Neville, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water for a groundbreaking announcement. Victoria is going to build 1,300 km of water pipelines to connect the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline with the West Waranga Channel.

Water Pump on Expanding Victoria Water Grid

In South West Loddon Shire, rural communities have obtained most of their water from rainfall. Due to three years of drought conditions, many of their residents have been forced to bring in water from outside sources for their basic and agricultural needs.

This project, called the “South West Loddon Rural Water Supply Project,” more than 370 rural properties and 260 businesses will be connected to this water grid. Not only will the water be welcome, but 134 jobs will be created during construction and beyond.

The pipelines will pump as many as 780 million litres of water to the area for hydrants, standpipes and direct lines to local landholders.

This project is on a budget of approximately $80 million, with $40 million coming from the Labour Government, $20 million from the Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water and landholders. Other contributions will come from the Commonwealth Government.

That is a lot of pumps, a lot of money and a lot of water.

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