Conference Papers | 2009 Conference Papers
NATIMUK POTABLE WATER SUPPLY: LATERAL THINKING AND OPERATOR INPUT EQUALS $4M SAVED
Bert Pynappels, Works Coordinator, Service Delivery Group, GWMWater
Graeme Bartle-Smith, Strategic Project Engineer, GWMWater
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The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project was required to deliver piped raw water to supply the township of Natimuk. GWMWater planned to build a treatment plant in 2012. Innovative thinking by the design team identified options to bring drinking quality water from Horsham,
eliminating the need for a treatment plant and generating savings of nearly $4 M. As the design proceeded, further improvements meant that Natimuk could be supplied under gravity from Horsham’s treatment plant. The final design proved to have significant benefits for Horsham as well.