Works at Urraween Reservoir to pave way for roof replacement


The floating roof on Hervey Bay’s largest treated water storage will soon be replaced, with preparations starting this week on a reservoir bypass ahead of major works in coming months.

Wide Bay Water and Waste Director Mark Vanner said the Urraween Reservoir roof was last replaced in 1998, and the new roof was needed to maintain high quality water for local residents.

“The replacement of the Urraween Reservoir roof and liner will cost almost a million dollars and take about ten weeks to complete,” he said.

“Before the roof can be replaced in coming months, existing pipework needs to be reconfigured to allow for a reservoir bypass.

“The reconfiguration and bypass works at the Urraween Reservoir will take about eight hours starting tomorrow night (Tuesday 5 May) at 9pm through to 5am the next morning (Wednesday 6 May).

“We don’t anticipate any impact to the water supply or water quality while these works are underway, but nearby residents may notice some noise throughout the night.

“We thank everyone for their patience and understanding while these important works are carried out to pave the way for the Urraween Reservoir roof and liner replacement.”