Winter Works

Updated 27 May

The rain events across the MIA in the later stages of this week has not impacted works across the region, with our automation program commencing in the Murrami and Yenda areas, and maintenance also continuing, in conjunction with these works.
Main Canal interruptions have commenced
The river interruptions on the Main Canal commenced this week.
WaterNSW will be undertaking their annual maintenance works at

  •  Berembed Weir (23 May- 14 June), and it is expected to be at an operational supply level by the end of June 2022.
  •  Gogelderie Weir (15 June – 30 June), and it is expected to be at an operational supply level by mid-July 2022.

Click here for the WaterNSW media release.

We will be working closely with customers and using our reservoirs along the network to minimise supply interruptions and will keep you updated as things progress.
2022 Murrami and Yenda automation programs underway
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Works commencing in Yenda this week

Automation works in Murrami and Yenda remain on schedule despite the rain at the end of this week, including the modernisation of some customers outlets in these areas.

These works, and works in other areas across the region, will be carried out in zones to minimise impacts to supply.

If you are in these zones (see our map), you would have received an SMS about upcoming supply interruptions.

You will be kept updated via SMS as soon as water becomes available. If you have critical watering needs during the supply interruptions contact us on 02 6962 0200 (press 1 to connect directly to our Customer Operations Centre).

As the timing of these works can be subject to weather and other interruptions, we will keep you updated when things change. We will also be modernising customers outlets in the project areas. Our engagement officers will contact you to discuss any planned works in your area, so there is no need for you to do anything.
Maintenance works

Our works crews have been desilting channels in the Benerembah, Widgelli, Murrami and Tabbita areas this week, while we also completed works to repair regulator gates in Tabbita.

Maintenance on the Stanbridge Pump Sheds is also ongoing

We have been preparing to commence works on the Bundidgerry Offtake near Lake Talbot next week, which includes repairs to doors, and desilting.

Our maintenance program will now be run in parallel with our automation works and the river interruptions, which will be ongoing over the next few months. Sections of some channels where there are no works will also be lowered intermittently to allow for inspections and programmed maintenance works.
To help us with planning during this period, place water orders as soon as possible via EASYWATER and we will be in touch or contact us on 02 6962 0200 (press 1 to connect directly to our Customer Operations Centre).
Water outages in the areas where there are planned works will vary and as always, a key focus is to minimise impacts to water supply for customers. We will be contacting customers impacted by the works about their critical watering needs such as frost protection for citrus.

For more information, please contact us on 02 6962 0200, or visit our website

Automating the MIA

  Automating the MIA overview

In January 2022, we welcomed the announcement of $126.48 million in funding under the State led Off-farm Efficiency Program, to finalise our automation works.

The project will upgrade 1,500 metered outlets, automate 360 regulators, refurbish 20 kilometres of open earth channels and construct a new 5,000 ML surge reservoir that together will generate 6.3 GL per year of water savings for the environment and 1.1 GL for water users and the community.

This project will complete the modernisation of the MIA and provide the region with a modern, reliable and efficient water supply. This funding is a key enabler to improving farm productivity and crop yields that support the continued growth and prosperity of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

It is a win for everyone, with flow on economic benefits throughout the community, while also delivering significant water savings for the environment. We need to be ready to support our customers though seasons of vastly changing water availability, and these automation works are key to ensuring that we can meet these challenges whilst ensuring our system runs efficiently. 

With around 80 percent of the system now automated, finishing the rollout of automation across the delivery network will allow more customers to benefit from the investment.

Project planning is well advanced, which will enable works to commence at the end of the 2021/22 irrigation season.

Strategically located surge reservoirs in conjunction with the move to full automation will enable us to further improve our water delivery flexibility for irrigators, who are requesting higher flow rates, the ability to start and close at short notice and 24-hour access to these services.

This will reduce ordering times to ensure that crops receive water precisely when required. It will also decrease shut off notification times by pushing excess water into the reservoirs, resulting in a reduction in crop water logging, significant increases in yield, and minimal in system water losses.

The Automation Finalisation program of works will be delivered by June 2024.



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