Orange Grove, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Bickley Dam and Reservoir panorama
|Population||544 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gosnells|
Despite the name, Bickley Dam is situated within Orange Grove. It was constructed in 1921 on Bickley Brook, a tributary of the Canning River. This created Bickley Reservoir, which has a capacity of 0.06 gigalitres (GL). It is a source of drinking water for the Integrated Water Supply System (IWSS) which services Perth, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey and the Goldfields and Agricultural regions. It was used as a direct source of water for Perth until 1994. Since 1994, however, it has operated as a pumpback for Victoria Reservoir due to low pipeline pressure and poor water quality.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Orange Grove (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
- Orange Grove Primary School www.ogps.wa.edu.au. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
- Podkids Australia www.podkids.com.au. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
- Bickley Reservoir Catchment Area Drinking Water Source Protection Plan Water Resource Protection Report Series. REPORT NO.61 JUNE 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
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