Palmerston water pressure management - Power and Water is making changes to the water network in Palmerston, which will result in a more stable and consistent water supply during peak periods and help to reduce water loss.
Borroloola water treatment upgrade - Power and Water is upgrading the Borroloola water treatment plant to ensure high quality, safe drinking water continues to be delivered to the local community. The upgrade will secure Borroloola’s water supply systems for the next 30 years. This project also incorporates the ability to service Garawa town camps in the future.
CBD transmission water main - Bagot Road to the Parap Water Tank - Power and Water Corporation is constructing a new transmission water main along Stuart Highway from Bagot Road to the Parap Water Tank. This water main upgrade will allow for future growth in adjacent suburbs and the Darwin CBD. These works involve some partial road closures, tree removal and the presence of heavy machinery. The estimated completion date for Stage 1A is January 2016. For further information go to powerwater.com.au/works.
Vegetation Management Program - Water mains are vulnerable to damage from vegetation growing near, over or under above ground pipelines. Root invasion, tree trunks rubbing on pipe surfaces and large debris falling on water mains cause breakage, rusting and splitting requiring expensive and time consuming repairs. The vegetation management program is undertaken on a regular basis to protect the major water mains that deliver Darwin's bulk water supply.
Darwin CBD water supply enhancement - Darwin's central business district is growing rapidly and new water mains are needed to meet demand. Power and Water has installed 1.2km of pipe along the south side of the Esplanade and Daly Street, and 2km of mains has been installed along Dinah Beach Road, Duke Street, Burt Street, Day Street and McMinn Street. This project will ensure continuing water supply to the CBD, Stuart Park and surrounds.
Raising the full supply level of Darwin River Dam - The full supply level of Darwin River Dam has been increased by 20 per cent with the raising of the dam spillway by 1.3 metres. This work has increased the capacity of the reservoir, which supplies Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding rural areas. The project was finalised with works on the intake tower in 2011.
Manton Dam water quality sampling project is ongoing. The project involves the release of water from the dam to the Manton River, and a program of water quality and environmental monitoring. The project will assist Power and Water in its understanding of the behaviour of the reservoir and the variability of water quality.
Alice Water Smart - A project designed to preserve Alice Springs’ finite groundwater source and secure the long term sustainability of the town. The aim is to reduce water consumption by Alice Springs’ residents by 1600 million litres per year, equivalent to two months average water supply. The Alice Water Smart Plan included home and business water audits, an expanded rebate scheme, smart irrigation for parks and ovals, improved water management and increased recycling and installation of smart meters to allow homes and businesses to monitor water use.
Palmerston South Elevated Water Tank - As part of the ongoing strategy to secure the water supply for the growing population of the City of Palmerston and adjoining rural areas, a new elevated water storage tank has been built. The new elevated water storage provides supply to the eastern suburbs of Zuccoli, Johnston, Bellamack and Palmerston South as well as potential interim supply to areas of Howard Springs.
Adelaide River Water Treatment Plant - Power and Water constructed a new water treatment plant at Adelaide River to provide a more reliable water supply and improve the quality of drinking water to the township. The plant is located in the existing Power and Water compound and became operational in late 2015.