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If you're planning to install your on-farm piped system, we have tools and advice available to help you come up with the best design for your property.

A good design will aim to:

  • increase farm productivity by selecting the best location for tanks and troughs
  • save pumping by using land elevation and the pressure provided by your pipeline connection to reticulate water around your property
  • reduce the cost to install tanks, troughs and pipe on your property

Your design must also provide a peak 72 hour on-farm backup storage to satisfy the service standards in our Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Rural Customer Charter (1.2MB). 


Tools and advice

On-Farm Water Reticulation Guide

We've published a comprehensive  On-Farm Water Reticulation Guide to help you design and install your on-farm system. The guide provides practical and technical advice covering all aspects of a piped on-farm system. Download a copy or contact us to get your free printed copy of the guide.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 On-Farm Water Reticulation Guide (4.9MB, 104 pages)


Piping Your Property DVD

We've also produced a DVD called Piping Your Property to complement the On-Farm Water Reticulation GuideContact us to get your free copy of the DVD.


Interactive map of GWMWater assets

Use our Interactive map of GWMWater assets to access land elevation information for your property to help design your system to reduce on-farm pumping. 


Professional engineering design services

If you'd like further assistance, GWMWater can offer professional engineering design services for a fee. (Refer to Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 2016/17 Schedule of Tariffs, Miscellanesous and Other Charges - 'non-core miscellaneous services'.)  For more information about our services, get in touch with us.


Further information...


Monitoring your rural pipeline supply

Simple tips to help you recognise costly leaks or other water-wasting situations as soon as possible.


Build a wildlife pond

A wildlife pond is an inground water source designed to provide habitat for wildlife.  A 17 kL water rebate is available to rural landholders who construct and register their wildlife pond.


Planting trees near a rural pipeline

If you're planning to plant trees or shrubs, it's important to avoid planting them too close to a pipeline in case we need to do work on a pipe.



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