Construction of a new reservoir and water mains has commenced in Triabunna, Tasmania, to upgrade water infrastructure and improve water security for the local area.
The scale of the project includes the construction of the new 6m-high reservoir and drilling under the existing road to install 800m of water mains.
TasWater’s Capital Delivery Office Project Manager, Nathan Toomer, said these improvements will provide great benefits to the community.
“We are constructing a 2ML storage reservoir and new water mains which will be installed on Selwyn Street, Tapner Court, Ryan Place, Howells Place and Roberts Street,” Mr Toomer said.
“This project will improve water pressure for residents and provide better fire protection capabilities for local emergency service personnel to better protect the community.
“Once complete, it will also support future development and growth of the town while ensuring the infrastructure is compliant with current guidelines.”
This project is part of TasWater’s commitment to delivering new and upgraded water infrastructure improvements in the Glamorgan Spring Bay area and forms part of the $1.1 billion capital works program over the next four years.
This program of works, undertaken by TasWater’s Capital Delivery Office, has boosted local employment with about 93 per cent of all contracts to upgrade or build new infrastructure going to Tasmanian businesses.
The new reservoir and water main project for Triabunna is anticipated for completion before the end of 2022, with Fulton Hogan carrying out the work as the main contractor.