A new 250 million litre water storage will meet forecast growth in Apollo Bay, Marengo and Skenes Creek.
The new storage will complement the existing 125 megalitre Marengo basin, and spell the end of summer water restrictions in these coastal towns.
In addition to the new basin, the project includes replacing the existing Barham River pump station, building a new transfer pump station, and laying the connecting pipelines.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2012 and is scheduled for completion in 2014.
This project is being delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance.
We are replacing the existing Barham River pump station on Barham River Road.
The new facility will transfer water from the Barham River to the new water storage basin.
We will harvest water under the existing bulk entitlement from the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). The bulk entitlement sets out the conditions under which water can be extracted from the river sustainably.
The new pump station will comply with Environment Protection Agency noise guidelines.
The current pump station will be decommissioned and removed.
The new transfer pump station will be constructed next to the basin near Barham River Road.
The pipeline will extend from the storage site, along Barham River Road and connect into the existing system near the corner of Barham River Road and Conns Lane.