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Works at Koorlong Recycled Water Storage Facility now complete

As part of the Lower Murray Water (LMW) Water Plan 4 Capital Works Program, construction of the Koorlong Recycled Water Storage Facility commenced earlier this year and is now complete.

LMW Manager Projects Ian Stewart said the project was an important part of the Capital Works Program to support environmental sustainability and meet LMW’s obligations under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

“The facility is designed to store recycled water from the Koorlong Wastewater Treatment Plant which treats sewage from areas in the Mildura region for commercial reuse in the community,” he said.

“LMW has a longstanding commercial arrangement to supply Class C recycled water from the treatment plant to nearby customers for crop irrigation.

“Similar to a dam, the storage facility has a watertight compacted clay liner to store up to 400ML of recycled water during periods of low on-farm demand.

“During the cooler months or periods of high rainfall, less on-farm irrigation is required, so this facility will ensure the excess water is stored for use during the high-demand summer period and does not impact on the environment.”

Mr Stewart said this project was a great example of collaboration to achieve long-term sustainable water management.

“This project is a great outcome for government and community, and we were pleased to have local contractors Garraway Group on board to deliver these works.”

Construction commenced in April and commissioning of the facility was undertaken in late October.

Commissioning of the Koorlong Recycled Water Storage Facility took place in late October.