WATER authority GWMWater is continuing to receive expressions of interest from potential new customers wishing to connect to the Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline.
Managing director Mark Williams said the corporation was working with the 450 landowners who had lodged an expression of interest to connect during construction of the pipeline, but further expressions of interest would still be accepted.
“The first stage of processing expressions of interest is well under way and involves working with those property owners whose properties have direct access to the pipeline and only require the installation of a connection and meter to receive a supply,” he said.
The second stage had also started and was focused on groups of properties which required more extensive investigation, consultation, system design and the construction of additional infrastructure to connect.
Customer relations manager Helen Friend said the 450 interested landowners were scattered throughout the pipeline’s perimeter.
Meetings were progressing with two clusters of landowners, at Pella and Quambatook.
Mr Williams said expressions of interest detailing property and contact details could be made in writing to Max Burns at GWMWater, PO Box 481, Horsham 3402.
He said people could call GWMWater on 1300 659 961 for more information on connecting to the Wimmera-Mallee pipeline.