Lower Burdekin Water is a locally managed organisation that delivers sustainable water services for the prosperity of agriculture, industry, community and environment within the Burdekin region.
Our groundwater area is considered the largest replenished coastal aquifer in Australia and it is the purpose of LBW to manage the groundwater system under our control in an environmentally and economically sustainable way, recognising that the economic viability of industry dependent on the resource is the essential foundation of sustainable environmental management.
Recognising also that the system under our control is a modified environment, the management focus being on the development of a sustainable new balance of modified and pristine values.
McDowell's pipeline upgrade
The Stage 1 upgrade of the McDowell Pipeline was completed on the 6th of July for a total shutdown of the McDowells system for 9 weeks. The project replaced approximately 1200m of the existing 1350 reinforced concrete (RC) pipe which was constructed in 1970, with 1300 glass reinforced plastic pipe (GRP). The project was completed under budget and within schedule. LBW would like to thank all effected growers for your cooperation during the works.