Minyip is one of more than 20 Victorian towns to receive improved access to quality drinking water supplies and wastewater services, through the latest round of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Small Towns Water Quality Fund.
A 20 kilometre pipeline and an expanded Murtoa wastewater treatment plant, totalling $2.7 million, will be constructed to supply 245 residential and 39 business allotments in Minyip with fully treated water.
Water Minister Peter Walsh said by improving water quality in Minyip, the growth and development of the wider region would also improve.
“The combined efforts of local government, water corporations, community and the Coalition Government mean that drinking water quality improvements through upgrades and new facilities are big wins for these small towns,” Mr Walsh said.
“We recognise that investment in Victoria’s rural towns is needed and we are doing this by improving access to good quality drinking water and sewerage networks.”
Minyip Progress Association representative and Minyip resident Peter Bridgland was thrilled with the news of the funding.
“It is great to hear that the pipeline from Murtoa to Minyip to bring drinking quality water to the township is going ahead,” Mr Bridgland said.
“This is one of the best things that has happened to Minyip in a very long time.
“The Coalition Government and Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water are to be congratulated for their commitment to this project.”
This latest round of works under the Small Towns Water Quality Fund includes eight projects, which involve the building of pipelines, upgrades to water treatment plants and installation of a UV-treatment system.
More information about the Small Towns Water Quality Fund is available at www.water.vic.gov.au/saving/towns/small-town-water-quality-fund
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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