Meter installation in already piped areas is progressing well, with an “˜emergency’ supply of water available to customers as soon as the meter is functional.
Pipelaying is now centred around the east and south of Horsham.
GWMWater has said that although pressures still vary and supply may be interrupted as works continue, “farmers are very happy to receive the emergency supply.”
The WMPP involves replacing 18,000 km of open irrigation channels covering an area of around 2.5 million hectares with a network of pipelines. The project is a partnership between the Victorian Government, the Federal Government, GWMWater and the regional community, and is expected to be completed in March 2010.