Works at Urraween Reservoir to pave way for roof replacement


Residents should not notice any changes to their water quality or pressure as the polyethylene liner and floating cover of the 36-megalitre Urraween reservoir is replaced.

Work on the $963,176 project is scheduled to start in August, weather permitting, and take about 10 weeks to complete.

The floating cover and lining of the in-ground reservoir has reached end of serviceable life, Cr David Lee said.

“The reservoir was constructed in 1991 with the floating cover being replaced once in 1998, while the liner is original from 1991.

“Their replacement will ensure Council can continue to supply high quality water.”

The project was scheduled for winter when water usage is historically at the lowest daily usage.

“To maintain the water supply while the work is underway, a reservoir bypass has been installed,”

Cr Lee said.

“Instead of water being drawn from the reservoir, the Urraween pump station will temporarily feed directly from the water main coming from the Burgowan treatment plant at Takura.

“The bypass pipework was installed and pressure tested in May.

“We thank nearby residents for their patience and understanding while these important works are undertaken.”

Water from Urraween feeds into the reservoirs on the top of Ghost Hill which then supply the water for the entire city.