Quipolly Water Project

  • Project typeInfrastructure
  • Project valueEstimated $34.7M
  • Project scheduleCompleted March 2024
  • Completion Date06 March 2024

The Quipolly Water Project was constructed to improve water security for Werris Creek, Quirindi, Willow Tree and the surrounding areas by diversifying water sources and building a drought resilient water supply with increased capacity to meet existing and growing water demand from the townships, improve water quality consistency and compliance, improve reliability and resilience, and replace existing aged and inadequate infrastructure.

The project involved construction of a new state of the art water treatment plant capable of treating up to 6ML/day employing at least 7 different treatment processes, approximately 750m of raw water pipeline, 20kms of treated water pipelines, a new 0.4ML concrete reservoir in Werris Creek, and underwater construction work in the dam to install a new intake manifold and destratification system.

To maintain the affordability of safe and secure water services, this project needed a sizable co-contribution to the capital costs. A commitment of $25M from the State and Federal Governments was secured to support the project with a further $9.7M committed by Liverpool Plains Shire Council.

The project provides consumers benefits from the growth in capacity in townships with an improved water quality consistency. Avoiding water restrictions from a more resilient water supply, and increased reliability. Economic value has been added that is retained in the local economy underpinned by the availability and continuity of secure water sources. 

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