Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme

We are investing $10.9 million to deliver modern water supply services to about 100 rural properties near Barmedman.

Overview

The Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme will expand the region’s water supply network by 200 kilometres to provide essential water services to farmers and residents across more than 90,000 hectares in the Mandamah region west of Barmedman.

Timing

Construction of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme started in November 2017.

The scheme will be delivered in four stages and is expected to take around five years to complete.

Latest works

Construction work on the two new reservoirs off the Wargin Trig Access Road started on 13 June 2018 and was completed by Hornick Constructions in December 2018.

Each reservoir has the capability to store 650,000 litres of water, providing a reliable water source that will help the local agriculture industry grow and diversify.

To enable operation of the Mandamah Supply Scheme, the Reefton Pump Station recently had an upgrade and will now be able to supply the two reservoirs with water. Approximately 60 kilometres of main pipeline has been laid for Stage 1 and Goldenfields Water staff are currently completing the final connections for Stage 1, undergoing pressure testing, flushing and disinfecting the pipe work to enable Stage 1 customer’s with water supply.

Details for the official opening of Mandamah Stage 1 are currently being finalised and is set to take place in July 2019.  Goldenfields Water will announce the opening date in the coming weeks.  

Construction plans for Stage 2, 3 and 4 are being finalised.  The Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme project is on schedule and set for completion by end of financial year 2022/23.

Six month timelapse of the reservoir construction 

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Pictured: Completed reservoirs

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Pictured: Goldenfields Water Staff laying mains on Fiegerts Lane

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 Pictured: Connecting the mains nears Sutcliffes and Fiegerts Lane

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Pictured: Reefton Pump Station Upgrade

Customer connections

Customer connections will progressively become available as each stage of the scheme is completed.

Property owners will be responsible for organising the connection of their property to the water meter installed by Goldenfields Water.

Chatting with Darryl Harper and Jamie Pursehouse about the benefits of the Mandamah Scheme

More information

Property owners will receive more information before the first round of connections become available.

For more information about the scheme please see our project fact sheet(PDF, 1MB).

For more details call 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.