Central Highlands Water is a regional water corporation providing high quality drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to customers in Ballarat and surrounding towns
Formerly known as the Central Highlands region water authority, it is one of 19 state-owned water businesses operating under the guidance of the Victorian Water Act.
The initial inquiry for the White Swan Reservoir project commenced mid-year of 2015 when consultants from MWH Australia through the support from Louise Loughnan, Lead Engineer at MWH Global, first inquired about a DN600 discharge valve suitable for a new scour pipeline operating at 3.50 cumecs and velocity of 7.91m/s.
The contract for supply of the valve was received in December 2015. The valve was manufactured by AVK Anhui and supplied by Glenfield Valves who also supplied the technical data including the plume throw that could be expected from the valve if discharge was initiated to the atmosphere. Based on this information and the requirement to protect the surrounding creek bed environment, it was decided to construct a concrete chamber to control the outflow.
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