Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir Pipeline now operational

20 Mar 2015

The first treated water produced from QGC’s water treatment plant near Wandoan has been pumped to Glebe Weir, boosting overall water supply to the Dawson Valley Water Supply Scheme.

SunWater Industrial Pipelines General Manager Tim Donaghy said the milestone was great news for local customers, following completion of the 120km buried pipeline from Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir in November.

"This marks the beginning of beneficial use by irrigation and industrial customers from both the pipeline and the Dawson River," Mr Donaghy said

"Water is extracted as part of the coal seam gas production process. It is treated to a high standard at QGC’s Woleebee Creek Water Treatment Plant using ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis, and is monitored by both QGC and SunWater to ensure it meets strict compliance requirements before it is released.

"The beneficial use of the treated water has been approved by the Department of Environment, and is reflected in the revised Fitzroy Basin Resource Operations Plan.

"The treated water, which is included as part of the scheme supply and announced allocations for the Upper Dawson sub-scheme, will be extracted by customers through their existing pumps and infrastructure, and measured through existing flow meters.

"QGC advises the Woleebee Creek plant is now in the final stages of commissioning.

"In these early stages, volumes will fluctuate but we expect regular supply and normal operation of the pipeline to occur by April.

"We are committed to seeking innovative water supply solutions for our customers and are pleased to deliver this project, which follows on from our successful Kenya to Chinchilla Weir Pipeline in Southern Queensland."

Further information about the project is available at: http://www.sunwater.com.au/future-developments/woleebee-creek-glebe-weir.


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