Water

New pipe will save 73Gl a year

By Country News

Recent works in Cobram East will save 73Ml of water each year, thanks to a new pipeline.

Part of the Connections project, 491m of high-density polyethelene pipe was dropped into a new trench while the old channel was backfilled.

Six Dethridge wheels were replaced with 300mm closed conduit meters, while one was rationalised.

Connections project director Frank Fissler said the installation of 500m of temporary hose, connected to a bypass pump, allowed landowners to continue to irrigate while works proceeded.

‘‘To move from a manually operated system to a fully automated irrigation delivery system, we’re creating a $2billion channel system with better measurement and management of water flows,’’ Mr Fissler said.