Pump Delivery Powers Pipeline Progress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Lance Creek Water Connection project has taken delivery of three 3-tonne pumps, key components in the construction of a LCWC_Pump Installation_Lance Creek WTP_0518_cropnew pump station at South Gippsland Water’s Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant.

As part of South Gippsland Water’s most significant water security project for the region, the pump station will transfer water from the Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant, 29km across the hills of Kongwak and Jumbunna, to the clear water storage tank at the Korumburra Water Treatment Plant.

Steep terrain in the area means that this section of pipeline has a difference in gradient of 209m from start to finish; the three pumps will provide the muscle to pump water across this gradient at a rate of 140L/sec.

When the pipeline is complete, an average of 2.6 million litres of water per day (the volume of an Olympic sized swimming pool) will be pumped from Lance Creek to the Korumburra Water Treatment Plant. A second pump station (also currently under construction) at Korumburra will then transfer around 800KL per day to the clear water storage basin at the Poowong Water Treatment Plant for water supply to Poowong, Loch and Nyora.

The water security provided by this key Victorian Government project will bring with it a dependable environment for community development, economic growth and future investment across the region. With patterns of dryer weather conditions, decreasing in-flows to catchments and increasing demand for drinking water, the commissioning of the Lance Creek Water Connection in 2019 will secure water supply for the region and see an end to staged water restrictions for Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora.

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