1 December 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the Trust’s Main Pumping Station. It was one of 3 transformational projects which were driven by the Trust’s Board and staff, from 1960-1977. The new main pumping station replaced a network of pumping stations which had been operational since the early 1900s.
The flamboyant Premier of the day, Don Dunstan, commissioned the pumping station. He attended a celebratory lunch at the Renmark Club and steered the Liba Liba to view the new site from the River
As part of 50th celebrations, the Trust is offering tours of the Main Pumping Station.
You will be able to view various parts of the station while Trust staff explain the functions of the pumps and fully automated control equipment. Like many visitors to the MPS, you may be surprised by the technology and scale of the pumps, motors, pipes and electrical equipment that are required to meet irrigation demand in the Trust district.
Tours will only take place if access to the pumping station is not impacted by High River Flows
When: Thurs 1 Dec 2pm AND Sunday 4 Dec 2pm (approx. 1 hour)
Where: RIT Main Pumping Station, James Ave, Renmark
Free but bookings required
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rit-main-pumping-station-50th-anniversary-tours-tickets-456542529997
Or phone the RIT office (08) 8586 6911