Water Efficiency

Following the success of the Connections Project, which delivered 429 gigalitres of water savings, Goulburn-Murray Water has begun work on the Water Efficiency Project (WEP).

Funded with $177.5 million by the Commonwealth Government, WEP is expected to improve irrigation standards for more than 1000 customers across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, and produce about 1000 regional jobs during construction.

WEP will generate 15.9GL in annual water savings improving water efficiency and  enabling greater agricultural productivity. The Project will reduce ongoing asset liability, reducing costs. It is expected to achieve an estimated regional GDP increase of $167.5 million.

The project is made up of a number of Reconfiguration Plans throughout the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District.

The project includes:

  • Treating more than 250km of channel
  • Treating 1099 outlets
  • Converting small sections of channel into pipeline
  • Recovering 15.9 GL water savings annually

Work started with a Winter Works package in 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2023.