Water planning workshops for Wedderburn and Inglewood
13 September 2017
Planning an efficient and effective farm water reticulation system can be a complicated process.
According to Agriculture Victoria farm water specialist Clem Sturmfels it is essential to select the correct mix of pipeline components in order to minimise costs and ensure an adequate supply of water is provided to all parts of the farm.
"Agriculture Victoria is running a series of workshops to help landholders plan effective and reliable water reticulation systems," Mr Sturmfels said.
The first of these workshops is being held at Wedderburn Golf Club on Tuesday 12th September from 9.15am - 3.30pm; the second at Inglewood Town Hall on Wednesday 13th September from 9.15am - 3.30pm.
"These workshops are primarily aimed at landholders interested in joining the South West Loddon pipeline, however they are relevant to any landholder interested in upgrading their existing farm water supply," Mr Sturmfels said.
"Attendees will develop an understanding of the costs and benefits of various water supply options, calculate how much water they need and how much they can currently store.
"The workshops will involve a mix of theory and practical exercises and will cover topics such siting tanks and pipelines, basic hydraulics and pipe friction calculations.
"The advantages of reticulating farm water supplies include reducing significant losses of water from evaporation, improving the quality of water available to stock, enabling better utilisation of paddocks and improving productivity."
Landholders interested in attending one of these workshops should contact Belinda Pritchard from Agriculture Victoria on 03 5461 0826 or 0408 342 593.
The workshops are free, with lunch provided and are supported by Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water.
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