THE first step in South Gippsland Water’s water security project to connect the Coalition Creek Water Supply System (Korumburra) and the Little Bass Water Supply System (Poowong, Loch and Nyora) to the Lance Creek Reservoir and the Melbourne Supply System was completed last week.
The successful commissioning of the Delivery Point 5 valve station and the transfer pipeline connections at the Powlett River and Lance Creek Reservoir have been recently completed.
These works will allow for water stored within the pipeline between Cardinia Reservoir and the delivery point to be transferred to the Lance Creek Reservoir.
The townships of Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson that are currently connected to the Lance Creek Reservoir now have a non-rain dependent, secure water supply, with access to the Melbourne Supply System – and the desalination plant.
South Gippsland Water was successful in receiving $30M of State Government in May 2016 for the Lance Creek Water Connection.
The project is a key component in South Gippsland Water’s long-term strategy to secure water supply for the region over the next 50 years.
“This is the first step in a three-year project to secure water for the townships of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora,” South Gippsland Water Managing Director Philippe du Plessis said.
“The project will provide a dependable environment for community development, economic growth and future investment.”
The next step in this project involves the alignment of the Lance Creek to Poowong pipelines; landholders adjacent to and effected by these works are currently being identified and will be contacted in the near future.
Reservoir connects to Melbourne’s water and desal