The township of Nanneella will soon be enjoying a more efficient and reliable water supply thanks to Goulburn-Murray Water’s Water Efficiency Project.
Representing the Minister for Water; Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today took a tour of the project, and inspected the completed works at Nanneella Primary School.
The 900-metre pipeline to supply water to Nanneella, including the local primary school, will replace the existing open channel system.
The Goulburn-Murray Water Efficiency Project will save 15.9 gigalitres of water from off-farm infrastructure works and improve irrigation standards for more than 1,000 customers across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District.
For some of these landowners, the new pipeline marks their first ever connection to the Goulburn Murray Water supply. The new connection will replace their previous water access with better quality, more reliable water and reduce supply concerns.
The project will enable Nanneella Estate Primary School to simplify the school’s supply of water, enabling it to use an automatic watering system for its sports oval instead of two sprinklers.
As part of the works, two 45,000 litre tanks will be installed at the school. These tanks will be filled from the pipeline during irrigation season, securing year-round water for the staff and students.
As part of the project, the open dam on the school grounds will also be filled in – making the school grounds safer for everyone.
The improvements are part of the $177.5 million modernisation project funded by the Commonwealth Government and delivered by the Andrews Labor Government and Goulburn Murray Water.
Quote attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville
“We’re making sure we maximise the amount of water available to farmers and local communities with efficiency projects like this that recover water that was previously being lost.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP
“This new pipeline will provide an efficient, reliable water supply to Nanneella landowners for the entire irrigation season.”
“The project is delivering a great outcome for the local community including farms and the school ensuring we get the most out of our water supply.”