Lance Creek Water Connection

LATEST NEWS

New Water Poowong Next Week_30 11 2018
Community Update_Nov-Dec 2018
New Water Flows_15 11 2018
New Water To Flow To Korumburra_12 11 2018
South-Gippsland-Connected-To-The-State’s-Water-Grid_02 09 2018
NHMRC_water_fluoridation_QandA-web

Lance Creek WC LOGO The Lance Creek Water Connection is a Victorian Government project delivered by South Gippsland Water to secure the water supply needs of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora over the next 50 years.


UPDATE
Over recent months, testing of water flow along the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline has proven successful. With pump station infrastructure and water quality and blending in order, the change-over in water supply for Korumburra began on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Poowong, Loch and Nyora are scheduled to come on-line on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Although the water supply switches over on Wednesday, with residual water still in the system, it will take several days for 100% new water to reach 100% of households on the system.

Water supplied by the Lance Creek Water Connection is chloraminated and fluoridated to meet Department of Health requirements and world class standards. This treatment process is new for Korumburra, and whilst fluoridation is new for Poowong, Loch and Nyora, customers in these three townships are well-used to a chloraminated water supply.

Some residents may notice a slight change in the water’s taste and smell compared to what they’ve been used to. Customers are also welcome to call the South Gippsland Water Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636 with any enquiries.

 


NEW WATER SUPPLY – FLUORIDATION & CHLORAMINATION

Water distributed by the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant will be chloraminated and fluoridated to ensure customers are supplied with drinking water that meets world-class standards and Department of Health regulations.

Aquarium owners please note that chloraminated tap water needs to be treated before it is added to fish tanks. Local pet shops, vets or aquarium retailers are able to provide futher information about treatment options.
Fact Sheet 4 – New Water Supply & Treatment


RETHINKING RESERVOIRS

Planning for the next and final stage of the Lance Creek Water Connection has begun – looking at options to recycle the reservoirs.

As the Lance Creek Water Connection, progresses South Gippsland Water are now looking to the community to assist in determining the future use of the reservoirs that have historically supplied water to Korrumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora. Read more…


LANCE CREEK TO KORUMBURRA 

21.7km of construction corridor cleared, graded and fenced
531 lengths of 560 diameter polyethylene pipe (HDPE) delivered and installed
789 lengths of 502 diameter steel pipe delivered and installed
Total of 20.3km of pipe delivered and installed
Pipe installation – approximately 100% complete
Pump Station – approximately 100% complete
Reinstatement works – approximately 98% complete
         Connecting infrastructure      Moving pipe

KORUMBURRA TO POOWONG

8.8km of construction corridor cleared, graded and fenced
444 lengths of 225 diameter polyethylene pipe (HDPE) delivered and installed
Total of 8.8km of pipe installed
Pipe installation – 100% complete
Pump Station – approximately 95% complete
Reinstatement works – 50% complete
IMG_0559        Kburra-Poowong

TIMELINE

September 2017 – Preliminary site set up work at the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant and commence pump station construction

Oct/Nov 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Kongwak – Korumburra section and commence pipeline construction.

Late Nov 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Kongwak – Lance Creek section and commence pipeline construction.

Dec 2017 – Preliminary site set up work on the Korumburra-Poowong section and commence pipeline construction

2018/19 – Complete commissioning works


COMMUNITY UPDATES

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_Nov-Dec 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_Aug – Sept 2018

Lance CreekWater Connection_Community Update_June-July 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_Apr-May 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_ February 2018

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Updates_December 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_November 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_September 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_July 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_March 2017

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_October 2016

Lance Creek Water Connection_Community Update_August 2016


MEDIA RELEASES

LCWC_New Water Poowong Next Week_FINAL_30 11 2018

LCWC_New Water Flows_FINAL_15 11 2018

South-Gippsland-Connected-To-The-State’s-Water-Grid_02 09 2018

LCWC_Changed Water Supply and Treatment_FINAL_03 09 2018

LCWC_Recycling Reservoirs_FINAL_28 8 2018

LCWC_Tests In The Pipeline For New Water Supply_FINAL_26 06 2018

LCWC_Pump Delivery_FINAL_05 06 2018

LCWC_Treatment Upgrades for Greater Water Supply_FINAL _31 05 2018

LCWC_Giant Gippsland Earthworm_FINAL_150518

LCWC_Water Security A High Priority_FINAL_08 05 2018

LCWC _System Connections for Water Security_Media Release FINAL_27 02 2018 

Improving Disinfection Processes at Lance Creek_FINAL_19 02 2018

LCWC_Preparing for Construction_Media Release_FINAL_11 09 2017

LCWC_Progress Update_Media Release_FINAL_15 08 17

LCWC Contracts Awarded_Media Release_FINAL_17 07 17

South Gippsland Grid Connection Contracts Signed_Minister Neville_12 07 2017

LCWC_Water Connection On Track_Media Release_FINAL_27 03 2017

LCWC_Progress Update_Media Release_FINAL_02 11 2016

NWW 2016_Lance Creek Open Day_Media Release_FINAL_05 10 2016

LCWC_Land Owner Info Sessions_Media Release_FINAL_18 08 2016

LCWC – DP5 connection_Media Release_FINAL_04 07 2016

On-The-Grid-Water-Security-For-South-Gippsland_Minister Neville_northern towns_21 04 2016

South Gippsland Water Security_Northern ~ Announcement_Media Release_FINAL_21 04 2016


FACT SHEETS

NHMRC_water_fluoridation_QandA-web

Department of Health and Human Services_Fluroidation letter and fact sheet

Fact Sheet 4_New Water Supply & Treatment

Fact Sheet 3_FAQs

Fact Sheet 2_Pipeline Alignment

Fact Sheet 1_Project Background


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PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Lance Creek Water Connection is a Victorian Government project delivered by South Gippsland Water to secure the water supply needs of Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora over the next 50 years.

Current catchment yields in these areas will reduce over time and will not meet the region’s future demand for water.

The project will result in the Coalition Creek Water Supply System (Korumburra) and the Little Bass Water Supply System (Poowong, Loch and Nyora) being connected to Lance Creek Reservoir, South Gippsland Water’s largest supply system, which is also connected to the Melbourne Water Supply System, including Cardinia Reservoir and the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant.

This 3-year project is a priority in South Gippsland Water’s long-term strategy to secure water supply for the region. The infrastructure installed as part of the project will also allow for the future connection of Leongatha to the network.

The project will provide a dependable environment for community development, economic growth and future investment.

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