Denmark pipeline

To secure Denmark's water supply, we've built a 43km pipeline to connect Denmark to our Lower Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme.

This project is now complete.

Use this page to read historical project updates, responses to community enquiries in our Ask Us section or view the pipeline route.

Visit our corporate website to find out more about how we are securing water supply and reducing water use in the Great Southern region.

To secure Denmark's water supply, we've built a 43km pipeline to connect Denmark to our Lower Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme.

This project is now complete.

Use this page to read historical project updates, responses to community enquiries in our Ask Us section or view the pipeline route.

Visit our corporate website to find out more about how we are securing water supply and reducing water use in the Great Southern region.

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  • will Denmarks water supply become 100%fluoridated? ie will water supplied from the Quickup dam also be fluoridated?

    susanne asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Susanne

    Thank you for your question.

    Fluoridation of community water supplies is regulated by the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1966 (the Act) which is administered by the Department of Health and Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee (FAC). The FAC sets the dosage rate, oversees fluoridation performance and advises the Minister for Health on fluoridating or rescinding fluoridation from water supply schemes. 

    Within this process, water supplied via the Lower Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme (LGSTWSS) is already fluoridated.   Water from Quickup Dam also occasionally contains naturally occurring fluoride, but at a very low concentration.  This means that although fluoride is not currently added to the water from Quickup, because the intent is to supply Denmark with water from a combination of Quickup Dam and the LGSTWSS, over the short term there will be certain times of the year where Denmark will indeed receive up to 100% fluoridated water.

    In addition, Water Corporation has recently received advice from the Department of Health that in the future all Denmark water will be required to be fluoridated.  This requires construction of a fluoridation plant at our Denmark Water Treatment plant to allow us to add fluoride to water from Quickup, and at this time we anticipate this will be completed by early 2024.

    I hope this helps.

    Felicity

  • Hello when can local residents get access to Redmond State Forrest for Horse trail riding? Redmond West rd has been closed for months, or can we go through the road closed signs and access the forest?

    Melly67 asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Melly,

    Grading work is likely to finish next week, so we expect the area will be safe for trail access from Monday 8 February 2021. There may still be minor road work and signage in the area but you should be able to safely go around this to access the horse riding trails.

  • As a resident of Sheoak Drive I would like to voice my concern for the trucks and traffic travelling through the fire exit and down our road. We have a lot of children and adult horse riders and walkers. I am concerned that the drivers may travel faster than is appropriate. Thanks

    Alex English asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks Alex for your feedback.

    Following community feedback this week and in consultation with the Shire, heavy vehicles will be directed to McIntosh Road so you should only see light vehicles along Sheoak Drive for the next month. We have also requested a police speed check in the area, to ensure vehicles are abiding by the slower speed limits. Signage has also been adjusted, but if you have any other comments or concerns, please let us know.

    Safety of the community and our crew is a priority and we are working to reopen the Kernutts Road intersection as soon as we can which will remove the detour. At this stage, it is scheduled for Friday 20 November.

    Work will also start along Denmark-Mt Barker Road this week with the road reducing to one lane in sections, however the road will remain open at all times.

  • How have you been working to minimise to limit the impact on locals in the Kernutts Rd area ?

    Tony asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Tony,

    We’re working to limit community impacts by shortening the construction period along Kernutts Rd as much as possible, with several crews currently working in the area. Unfortunately, the more construction work underway, the more congestion and inconvenience there is for a shorter period, so we apologise for this short term inconvenience. 

    The road is still accessible to local traffic, with a local traffic management company safely directing vehicles around work sites.  There is also signage in the area with relevant contact details, should any residents wish to call and raise particular concerns.

    The crew are happy to work through special requests where possible so please contact us if you wish to talk further or have suggestions for how we can further minimise impact while this essential construction work is underway.

  • When will we be able to travel Kernutts Rd by horseback without it being a worksite? When will truck traffic on Kernutts Rd decrease ?....rattling trucks all day long is not good

    Tony Chinnock asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Tony,

    At this stage we expect to finish installing the pipe on Kernutts Road in early November, followed by more minor work and road reinstatements which won’t be as impactful.

    Sand and gravel are supplied from a local business on Kernutts Road, so truck movements will be ongoing until work finishes in early 2021.

    We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused to those who use the area for horse riding. Our crews are working hard to minimise impacts on local residents and safely complete the work as quickly as possible.

  • How many horizontal directional drilling crossings have been considered during design of the pipeline?

    Julian Jaimes asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Julian,

    Thanks for your question about the Denmark pipeline. There will be three horizontal directional drilling crossings. One at Hay River, another at Quickup River and the third one is at a minor tributary to Marbellup Creek.

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  • Hi, Just wanted to confirm if the pipeline will be a buried pipeline or will their be any sections above ground. Thank you for your help. Kind regards, Could you please confirm if the pipeline will be will be

    Lewis Sutton asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Lewis

    Thank for your asking about the pipeline, the pipeline will be buried for the entire route.

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  • What is the proposed diameter (size) of the pipeline?

    DPG asked about 2 years ago

    Hi DPG

    Thanks for your question around the diameter of the pipeline.

    The PVC pipeline will be 250mm in diameter and has been designed to be efficient to build, operate and cater for future demand. When operational, it will be able to transfer up to 2 million litres of water per day via gravity, between Chorkerup tank in Green Valley to Settlers Road in Scotsdale.

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  • What labour hire company is providing the local labour for the Denmark Pipeline.

    Phil. asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Phil

    Thanks for your interest in joining the project. We are no longer accepting registrations from subcontractors on this page, however you are welcome to contact the head contractor, Georgiou to discuss any work opportunities. 

    If you are interested in becoming a supplier for Water Corporation, please visit our website for more information.

  • I’m concerned about Albany pumping huge volumes of underground water out of our water table. I grow avocados & only 5 years ago we were told not to pump or use large amounts of water to avoid the water table lowering & sea water coming into take its place. Surely Dennark has its own under ground water supply. I think it’s too much money to spend when it can be found closer to Denmark the wettest place in WA

    Mary asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Mary

    Thank you for your question around water volumes. Connecting Denmark to the Lower Great Southern Town Water Supply Scheme (LGSTWSS) will not impact the water supplied to towns already connected to the scheme, including Albany. The additional water required for Denmark will be within Water Corporation's current groundwater allocation set by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

    DWER and Water Corporation have completed detailed scientific investigations, monitoring, modelling and planning work to ensure groundwater resources from Albany are use sustainably. The groundwater resources that will supply Denmark are from aquifers near the windfarm west of Albany. The depth to groundwater in this area is quite large (more than 100 m) which means there is low risk to the environment or other users in this area. Groundwater modelling predicts that abstraction from this area, including the volumes for Denmark, will not cause the seawater interface to impact the resource. Water Corporation have installed SWIM (Seawater Interface Modelling) bores for ongoing monitoring to check that our modelling predictions are correct.

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Page last updated: 30 Sep 2021, 03:26 PM