Infrastructure

WEP involves updating the network to help improve water efficiency and level of service for GMW customers. Some key elements of this include:

Automatic Systems

Dethridge wheels and manually operated regulators with modernised infrastructure that improves the supply of water to landowners. Most of these are able to be controlled and operated by GMW at their Tatura office.

Electronic Flow Meters

Installing electronic flow meters which provide accurate flow rate and volume measurement. These meters provide greater accuracy and are compliant with national standards.

Channel Automation

Modernising the manually operated regulating structures in the channel system allows for better measurement. This will allow for better measurement and management of water flows.

Total Control

All the modernised regulators and most of the modernised meters are linked into the Total Channel Control system, where they can be operated and monitored from the GMW office in Tatura.
The regulators control the flow and level of water in the channel system, while the meters control the flow of water onto the farm.

Pipeline Installation

Some existing open channel systems are proposed to be replaced with a pipeline.  These pipelines can be either gravity or pressurised or both. Pipelines are often considered highly efficient and able to provide a high level of service