Building the Denmark pipeline

Denmark is currently reliant on rainfall into Quickup Dam as its main drinking water source.

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

This option was outlined in our long term planning strategy Water Forever 2010 following extensive community consultation.

Visit our website for more information on other water source options considered for Denmark.


How can you get involved in the pipeline project?

Impacted landowners

The construction and pipeline route will be located outside of Denmark and will not directly impact residents in town. All impacted landowners, government agencies and regulators have already been contacted and we will continue to work with them through the approvals process.

Interested community members

This page is for you! We encourage you to subscribe on this page to receive project updates, ask a question in our Ask Us section, provide feedback on the proposed pipeline route or register your interest in subcontractor opportunities.

Please also let us know if you have any local events, community group meetings, social media pages or newsletters you would like us to update on the project.

Community information sessions and events

Thank you to everyone who came along to our February information sessions to learn more about the pipeline project and register for Waterwise Denmark water saving programs.

We've received some great feedback and will use this to plan future events to keep you updated on the project.


What else are you doing in Denmark?

Water efficiency offers are available to Denmark residents including showerhead swaps, irrigation system checks, plumbing checks and rainwater tank rebates.

For more information on our water efficiency offers and other plans for Denmark's water supply, visit our website.

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

This option was outlined in our long term planning strategy Water Forever 2010 following extensive community consultation.

Visit our website for more information on other water source options considered for Denmark.


How can you get involved in the pipeline project?

Impacted landowners

The construction and pipeline route will be located outside of Denmark and will not directly impact residents in town. All impacted landowners, government agencies and regulators have already been contacted and we will continue to work with them through the approvals process.

Interested community members

This page is for you! We encourage you to subscribe on this page to receive project updates, ask a question in our Ask Us section, provide feedback on the proposed pipeline route or register your interest in subcontractor opportunities.

Please also let us know if you have any local events, community group meetings, social media pages or newsletters you would like us to update on the project.

Community information sessions and events

Thank you to everyone who came along to our February information sessions to learn more about the pipeline project and register for Waterwise Denmark water saving programs.

We've received some great feedback and will use this to plan future events to keep you updated on the project.


What else are you doing in Denmark?

Water efficiency offers are available to Denmark residents including showerhead swaps, irrigation system checks, plumbing checks and rainwater tank rebates.

For more information on our water efficiency offers and other plans for Denmark's water supply, visit our website.

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  • Why can't water from the Inlet be pumped into the Quickup Dam to help fill it?

    Peta Glasser asked 22 days ago

    Hi Peta

    Thank you for your question around using water from the Denmark Wilson Inlet. Estuary water isn’t consistent with our water quality requirements, partly due to the high salinity as it interacts directly with the ocean.

    We appreciate your suggestion and thank you for your valued feedback.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe for future project updates here: Stay informed

    Denmark Pipeline Project Team


  • All good about the pipeline to provide water to the drying Denmark township. What are the plans, if any, to help the also drying rural properties not under a water scheme? Orchards, farms, residential, etc.? Does the Water Corporation have considered a way to assist the community that is not under a scheme? After all, reduced rainfall is not limited to residential areas. Thanks,

    MIG asked 23 days ago

    Hi MIG

    Thank you for your question around water supply outside of Water Corporation scheme services. This type of enquiry is best directed to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulations (DWER). Enquiries can be emailed to ruralwater@dwer.wa.gov.au

    We appreciate your suggestion and thank you for your valued feedback.

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    Denmark Pipeline Project Team


  • Why hasn't the installation of either hardstand or roaded catchment been considered for the filling of the Quickup Dam? This would be far more effective, far cheaper and more environmentally sound than piping water from 100's of km away, especially as Albany is already looking at a depleted aquifer. The soil of the Quickup Catchment is a sandy soil ideal for recharging the underground water, but far from ideal for filling the dam, hence the low level for many of the last 20 years. This is not the first period that Denmark has faced this situation as I had discussions and inspections of the dam with Water Corp representatives many years ago when I was president of the Chamber of Commerce. A portable desal plant was utilised then, and then the larger pipe between the Denmark and Quickup dams installed, but this still did not address the recharge of the dam and the inadequacies of the catchment area.

    Gail asked 30 days ago

    Hi Gail, thank you very much for your question around catchments for filling Quickup Dam.

    Sealing catchments was common in the past but this was typically applied to smaller catchments. To have an impact on Quickup Dam, Water Corporation would have to undertake mass clearing of native vegetation, which is mostly within national park. Due to the environmental considerations and the sheer size of the area in question, this is not a viable option.

    We appreciate your suggestion and thank you for your valued feedback. 

    If you haven't already, please subscribe for future project updates here: Stay informed

    Denmark Pipeline Project Team