Coun­cil lays out its fu­ture wa­ter plans

Dalby Herald - - BEST OF THE WEST - Joshua Macree joshua.macree@west­ern­starnews.com

MARANOA Re­gional Coun­cil is turn­ing up the pres­sure to im­prove the town’s wa­ter sys­tem with a se­ries of new wa­ter projects.

The lat­est ad­di­tion is the Mis­cam­ble Street Reser­voir and Booster Sys­tem which was brought on­line on Thurs­day to im­prove wa­ter pres­sure, es­pe­cially dur­ing the sum­mer when wa­ter us­age is at its high­est.

An­other big up­grade for the town is the wa­ter main aug­men­ta­tion projects along the North­ern Road, Ed­wardes St North and Quintin St.

Coun­cil­lor David Schefe said the up­grades would come as a big boost for the town, which had out­grown its orig­i­nal wa­ter main struc­tures.

“The new reser­voir and booster sys­tem will al­le­vi­ate pres­sure is­sues in the town when com­bined with our wa­ter main up­grades,” he said.

“The mains that were orig­i­nally put in were for a cer­tain pop­u­la­tion size.”

“As the town grows – and it has over the years – the mains have be­come too small,” he said.

“So we’ve now re­placed those with big­ger mains.

“As they all be­gin to come on­line, peo­ple will no­tice a big dif­fer­ence in the wa­ter pres­sure.”

Fi­nally, a new reser­voir and booster sys­tem has been in­stalled off Bungil Street with mi­nor pipework, elec­tri­cal works and dos­ing still to be com­pleted.

It is an­tic­i­pated that Bore 12 and the new booster sys­tem will be brought on­line in Oc­to­ber.

PHOTO: JOSHUA MACREE

PUMPED: Gra­ham Sweet­love, man­ager for wa­ter, sewage and gas and Coun­cil­lor David Schefe at the Mis­cam­ble Street Reser­voir on Thurs­day.

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