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New roof for Ghost Hill Reservoir

12 November 2019

Work is nearing completion on a $1.1 million project to replace the 46-year old roof of the Ghost Hill Number Two Reservoir in Hervey Bay.

“The reservoir was built in 1973 so after 46 years the roof and support beams were showing signs of corrosion and need to be replaced,” Fraser Coast Councillor Anne Maddern said.

“The contract to replace the roof and access stairs was awarded to Queensland Industrial Cladding, a company which specialises in water reservoir roofs.

“While the reservoir is off line, local company Kirbro Contracting was engaged to install new pipework in and out of the reservoir. 

“The pipework changes will improve mixing of water in the reservoir as well as the overall operation of the system by ensuring chemicals are evenly distributed in the water as it sits in the tank waiting to be used by residents. 

“The project is part of the Council’s asset renewal and maintenance program which ensures that our water reticulation network provides high quality water from the treatment plant to the customer. 

“The new roof will ensure the reservoir remains free from contaminants such as dust and other pests thereby maintaining high quality water for our residents.”

The work is anticipated to be completed by 13 December.