Winter Works 2024

Another big winter works period ahead

During the 2024 Winter Works period we will be automating outlets and regulators across the MIA, as part of the final stage of our automation program.

Works have already commenced in some areas. An engagement officer will contact you to discuss any planned works in your area, so there is no need for you to do anything.

With 94% of the network now automated, finishing the rollout of automation across the delivery network over the next year will allow more customers to benefit from the investment.

Focus on minimising supply interruptions

Water outages in the areas where there are planned works over the coming months will vary and 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.

The Winter Works program is vital to deliver upgrades and maintenance to keep the water delivery infrastructure and systems operating as efficiently as possible throughout the year. They also provide the opportunity to deliver upgrades that can further support our customers in their businesses.

To help us with planning please place your water orders as soon as possible in EASYWATER.

Roach’s Reservoir edges closer to completion

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Major earth works at Roach’s Reservoir, near Yanco, are nearing completion. The next stage will be getting high voltage power to the site and the pumps operational.


Residential Connections Program

Our Residential Connections supply product is for customers with water entitlements who require water to use on an area up to 1 Ha.

We have a support package available to help existing customers who choose to transition to a Residential Connection. Our Customer Engagement Officers are in the process of contacting eligible customers. For more information check out our Residential Connections fact sheet.

If you have any questions about the works, contact us on 02 6962 0200 (press 1 to connect directly to our Customer Operations Centre).

Automating the MIA Project 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. 

The project commenced at the end of the 2021/22 irrigation season and will be delivered by the end of 2024.

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Phone: (02) 6962 0200
Postal: Locked Bag 6010 Griffith NSW 2680

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