Homegrown Hero: Harvey Water

Spotlight On: Harvey Water

Location: Harvey

The old adage still holds true: where there is water, there is life. The Harvey Region is home to one of only four irrigation supply schemes in Western Australia – the 112,000 hectare South West Irrigation Area, operated by Harvey Water.

Harvey Water is a self-funded cooperative that delivers fit-for-purpose water to its 722 irrigator members and a 285 non-member customer base. It is licensed to draw 133.7 gigalitres annually from the Waroona, Drakesbrook, Logue Brook, Harvey and Wellington dams.

Water is piped using gravity pressure through 495 kilometres of closed pipes and 256 kilometres of open channels, supplying water primarily for dairy farming, beef grazing and horticulture, generating $100 million gross value annually.

It also supplies the local mining and construction industry. Harvey Water focuses on the continual improvement of delivery infrastructure and enhancement in water security.


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