Power and Water Corporation is upgrading water infrastructure for more than 300 residents in the Northern Territory Robinson River community, known as Mungoorbada.
The majority of works will be undertaken by local building and civil construction company, Cairns Industries, based in Borroloola.
These works will prepare the site and replace the existing ground tank with a larger tank and dismantle the single elevated tank to install two dual elevated tanks.
Project Manager Sean Carroll said the upgrades will ensure a longer-lasting and safe supply of drinking water for the community.
“The two replacement elevated tanks to be installed on new 15m stands will have a holding capacity of 45kL each – upgrading the total holding capacity to four times more than the original size,” Mr Carroll said.
“This means the new water storage tanks will provide the community with a more secure and reliable water supply.”
Being in a remote area, there are logistical considerations to keep in mind.
“The two new elevated tanks were trucked in from Alice Springs, taking more than 16 hours to travel by road,” Mr Carroll said.
“Another ground tank is being shipped in from the United States and is expected to arrive in Darwin late-June.”