You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time-to-time we need to upgrade your local water network.
As part of this commitment, we will be installing a new water reservoir to improve the reliability and resilience of the water supply network servicing the Esk township.
Image: Location map showing the reservoir site at 104 Highland Street, Esk and the pipeline route to Ipswich Street
About this project
A new water reservoir will be designed to meet the future needs of the area and deliver a dedicated water storage facility for the town.
The reservoir location at 104 Highland Street, Esk, was selected for its elevation which will improve water flow and increase consistency of pressure in the local water supply network.
The reservoir is located on a section of the property that has already been cleared of vegetation, on which a shed has been built.
The project includes:
- Construction of a 1.5 ML reservoir; and
- Construction of an underground pipeline totalling approximately 1500 metres along Highland Street to Mack Street and Ipswich Street to connect the reservoir to the existing water supply network.
The design allows for a second reservoir within the site’s cleared area to address future water needs as the town expands and water demands increase.
The pipeline (trunk mains) will be located underneath the road reserve mostly along the southern side of Highland Street to Ipswich Street. This will minimise the impact on Highland Street residents.
Preliminary site investigations of the reservoir site have been undertaken including ecological, geotechnical, and cultural heritage assessments.