MID 2030 works to begin

WORKS on the Maclalister Irrigation District 2030 project, worth about $6 million, will begin soon.

Southern Rural Water managing director Clinton Rodda said customers could expect to see physical works beginning at the start of this winter, while the board has also given the go ahead for some further design works.

“These leading works are all part of the much larger MID 2030 project,” Mr Rodda said.

“While we know we cannot proceed with the full project without government support, we want to get going with some high value projects that offer good water savings and service benefits for our customers, with minimal price impact.”

The projects to be completed include retrofitting channels in parts of the Nambrok-Denison supply zone and the eastern supply zone, so that they can be operated automatically, and designing a balancing storage for the southern Cowwarr area.