Lower Lakes Pipelines
A sustainable future is in the pipeline
Right now, the most important thing to communities currently reliant on water from the Lower Lakes is a quality, reliable water supply. That’s where the Government’s $120 million Lower Lakes Pipelines project comes in.
Nearly 170 kilometres of pipeline is now delivering quality drinking water to households and properties at Langhorne Creek, to the Raukkan Aboriginal Community and the Narrung and Poltalloch Peninsulas. This pipeline was completed in January 2009.
A separate irrigation pipeline delivering much needed irrigation water to the Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek communities was completed in October 2009, in time for the 2009-10 irrigation season.
Point Sturt and Hindmarsh Island Water Supply
During October 2009, the Australian and State Government jointly announced up to $7.34 million in funding for potable water pipeline extensions to deliver drinking water to the communities of Point Sturt and Hindmarsh Island. This was part of the State Government’s $610 million Murray Futures program, funded by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future program.
The project is now complete and services the communities of Point Sturt and Hindmarsh Island, which have been seriously impacted by water shortages and in the past have had to rely on measures such as water carting. The project now provides these communities with access to potable water supplies for domestic needs and for stock.
As part of this project SA Water constructed two potable water pipeline extensions, construction on these began in October 2009 and was completed in January 2010.
The first pipeline is an 11 kilometre extension branching from the Milang-Clayton Pipeline to Point Sturt on Lake Alexandrina. The second pipeline is a 12.6 kilometre extension from an existing main servicing the Hindmarsh Island marina precinct in the south-west to the eastern side of the Island.
For information on connecting to the system, phone SA Water’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 650 950.