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Water Main Upgrades Continue

By March 2, 2021No Comments

The Water Main Upgrade Project at Mount Molloy is now complete, maintaining ongoing water supply for surrounding properties.

A section of water main on Fraser Road between the highway and Arnold Street was replaced with PVC super main pipe work, in addition to new service connections, valving and hydrants.

Mayor Angela Toppin said this project was part of Council’s capital works program to replace crumbling AC water mains throughout the Shire.

“Over $100M investment in water infrastructure across the Shire is projected over the next 10 to 15 years to ensure a safe and reliable water supply over the long term,” Cr Toppin said.

“Council is reaching a critical point where there may be a significant interruption to the water supply due to crumbling water pipes, causing breaks and service failures.

“The water network in place is over 60 years old in some parts of our Shire and is reaching the end of its life,” she said.

A report tabled at the January Council meeting, highlighted the strategic water priorities for the Shire, including the upgrade of the refurbishment of the Mareeba water treatment plant.

“Approximately 32kms of old AC pipe has been identified for renewal over the next ten years along with booster pump station upgrades by 2025,” Cr Toppin said.