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Water Transfer Infrastructure
Remote and Regional Works
Pump Station Works

Yass to Murrumbateman Water Transfer System


The Yass to Murrumbateman Water Transfer System was a construct only pumps and pipeline project delivered for the Yass Valley Council in southern New South Wales. The high priority project was federally funded, as part of the drought relief efforts in a bid to supply potable drinking water to the township of Murrumbateman, as its existing water source could no longer supply the growing township.


Works Undertaken

  • 18km x DN250 pipeline DICL/PVC transfer main
  • 5km DN300 PVC distribution main
  • Air, scour and isolation valves
  • HV electricity network upgrade
  • High pressure transfer pump station
  • Network booster pump station
  • Connections to existing reservoir
  • Switchboard and SCADA
  • Emergency backup generator
  • Testing and commissioning


Highlights, Innovations and Key Risks

  • Project Timeline – At the time the project was awarded, the Yass Valley Council was supplying the town of Murrumbateman with potable water by daily tankers. This costly exercise meant that FB had to strictly maintain our construction program.
  • Community Liaison – The nominated construction corridor intersected 26 privately owned properties and it was FB’s Management team’s responsibility to liaise with these property owners.