Replacement of historic water pipes

Central Tablelands Water has been busy replacing Grenfell township’s water supply pipeline over the past few months in what is a mammoth project. Grenfell’s drinking water is supplied via Trunk Main K from the Central Tablelands Water (CTW) system and with the original cast iron pipeline being installed in 1946 it is now being replaced with brand new state-of-the-art modified PVC to ensure the continuity of reliable drinking water to residents and commercial businesses for many years to come.

CTW Chairman, Cr David Somervaille said “We are pleased that this project is taking place, the replacement pipeline will allow for any future agriculture/commercial industry to obtain a full supply of necessary water without any capacity constraints, the new pipeline will reliably provide sufficient water to all residential and commercial properties throughout the Grenfell township for many, many years.”

The Capital Works budget for replacement of Trunk Main K is $6.2 million extending from the 2015/16 – 2017/18 financial years.

The project has been split into discrete stages, with Stage 1 extending 12.6 kms from McDonald’s Lane pump station and Grenfell North Reservoir, this stage commenced on November 21, 2016 and is due for completion in mid-May when the pipeline will be commissioned.

Pipe laying to Grenfell North Reservoir will be completed mid-April. The completion of the pipe laying of Stage 1 is a significant milestone in this extensive project.

Generally, the new Trunk Main will be located relatively close to the existing alignment of Trunk Main K, from the outset of the project Central Tablelands Water has been committed to working with landholders affected by the construction of Trunk Main K. CTW has endeavoured to minimise disruption to landholders as much as possible.

The next stage of construction will commence in August/September 2017 and will be completed by June 2018.

The project is being managed and delivered entirely by resources within Central Tablelands Water and through engaging subcontractors.

The project will cost approximately $6 million. Central Tablelands Water is self-funding this project without the need for loan borrowings or government subsidies.  CTW is committed to delivering the project within budget.

This is a fantastic project for the future growth of Grenfell and the Weddin Shire with a reliable supply of drinking water being an essential need for all residents in domestic and commercial premises.

The new pipeline will reliably provide sufficient water to all residential and commercial properties throughout the Grenfell township for many years. - Cr David Somervaille - CTW Chairman

CTW staff replacing the 70 year old cast iron pipeline with new state-of-the-art modified PVC.

CTW staff replacing the 70 year old cast iron pipeline with new state-of-the-art modified PVC.

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