The State Government has finished work on a major project to upgrade Dalwallinu’s water infrastructure by building a new water tank with greater capacity to further improve the town’s water supply.
The $8.1 million project has increased the Water Corporation’s capacity to store water and provide more consistent water pressure to the 350 residents and businesses in the town.
This has been achieved by building a new, larger concrete water storage tank, two new booster pump stations and 2.2 kilometres of underground water main connecting the new tank to the existing water scheme.
The new tank, which can hold up to two million litres of drinking water for the town, was constructed on Water Corporation land in Dalwallinu, opposite Strickland Drive.
The new underground pipeline was installed along Leahy Street, Strickland Drive, Great Northern Highway and Watheroo Road. The second booster pump station was built at the Water Corporation’s existing Pithara site, about 20 kilometres from Dalwallinu.
About 25 Western Australian workers were involved in the project, including locals employed by the three Dalwallinu businesses awarded contracts.
As noted by Water Minister Dave Kelly:
“The new water tank, two pump stations and pipeline will provide the Dalwallinu community with greater security of supply for generations to come.
“This is one of the many water projects that the McGowan Government is investing in to support regional WA households and businesses.
“In 2018-19, the McGowan Government through the Water Corporation will invest a total of $186 million in regional Western Australia for water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure projects.
“It was fantastic to support local businesses and WA workers through this project, with three Dalwallinu companies carrying out these infrastructure upgrades.
“I want to thank the people of Dalwallinu for their support and co-operation throughout this important work to upgrade the town’s water supply.”