The channel will be retained and upgraded to full automation (meter upgrades and regulators), and remodelled and remediated with plastic or clay lining. Some meters may not be upgraded if they have little to no historic use. In some cases, channels may be replaced with a GMW-owned pipeline (where there are high water losses and low to medium flow rates). Opportunities for landowners to reduce outlets are encouraged. This solution generally applies to channels where:
— There are a large number of landowners connected.
— Landowners use a lot of water (i.e. commercial irrigators), and
— The channel loses a lot of water through leakage, seepage and evaporation.