Walpole New Source Borefield Water Abstraction Trial

Proposal description: 

Water Corporation propose to conduct a 6- month water source abstraction trial to assess the long-term viability of a new water source for Walpole, Western Australia. The trial will be conducted during the summer peak water demand period and will use existing infrastructure.  

The source comprises three existing deep fractured rock bores located within the following Water Corporation Lots: 

• Bore 5/09 is located within the Swan Road road reserve 

• Bore 3/20 is located within part of Lot on Plan P209284 12737 

• Bore 5/20 is located within part of Lot on Plan P064982 86 

The abstraction bores will be operated up to 24 hours, seven days a week to produce a total groundwater volume of up to 415 kilolitres (kL)/day at an abstraction rate of up to 4.6 L/s.

Referred under EP Act: 
Industry sector: 
Last updated: 
August 24, 2023
Current Status: 
Seven-day public comment period closed
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