Lake Grace Shire gets $2.9m from state for pipe-underlay maintenance

Emma TaylorNarrogin Observer
Shire of Lake Grace.
Camera IconShire of Lake Grace. Credit: Shannon Smith

The Shire of Lake Grace is set to receive $2.9 million from the State Government to renew water supply pipelines in the area.

In this year’s State Budget, the McGowan Government allocated $968 million over the next four years to new regional water infrastructure projects as well as improvements and up-grades to existing facilities.

Shire of Lake Grace chief executive Alan George said the money would be used for pipe underlays under roads and at road crossings, which were mainly older pipes vulnerable to damage from heavy vehicle movements.

“It’s to prevent damage and leakage and is basically maintenance on the pipes to make sure there’s no leaks to preserve the water,” he said.

“It’s great; anything to stop the waste of water, such as preventing and fixing unnecessary leakages is great.

“As we all know, there’s not much water around, so we cannot afford to waste it.”

Water Minister Dave Kelly said managing the impact of climate change on water supply and infrastructure was one of the biggest challenges the State faced.

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