Following a condition assessment of the town’s water tower, it’s been found that the tank is not suitable for water storage in the long-term and needs to be decommissioned.
The tower will remain in place, however it will be bypassed, and a pressurised system installed. This system will involve new pumps being connected to the pipe network. The pumps will be placed within existing shedding at the site and when in operation, won’t produce noise levels above what is heard at the location currently.
This is the latest upgrade to the Devenish water system following the connection to the Yarrawonga water network in 2006, and it will provide greater reliability and more stable water quality for the town over the coming decades.
Construction for this project will be withing the current North East Water site's footprint. Though like any major project, there will some impacts on the community associated with the construction work. This includes:
- Heavy vehicles – you may see heavy vehicles and construction related vehicles moving to the construction site and on local roads.
- Noise – you may notice noise from construction activities during certain periods.
- Dust – you may notice some dust during excavation at the site to lay new pipes. Due to recent weather this is likely to be minimal.