Water interruption marks final milestone for Gloucester Water Upgrade

MidCoast Council

Properties in parts of Gloucester will be without water for a short time on Monday 17 June as a new elevated steel reservoir on Cemetery Road is brought into service.

The interruption will last from 4am to 7am and will affect homes and businesses from Margaret Street in the north to Johnson Street in the south.

The work marks the last major milestone in the Gloucester Water Upgrade, as the existing booster pump stations on Clement, Ravenshaw and Roger streets will be decommissioned and all properties that previously relied on these pump stations will now be supplied water at a consistent pressure from the Cemetery Road reservoir site.

MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott, said it was great to finally be able to deliver the full benefits of the three-year project.

“The Gloucester water network has undergone a significant overhaul since we began this project and there have been numerous challenges and delays along the way, but it’s really exciting to be able to offer the communities of Gloucester and Barrington an improved level of service with their water supply,” said Mr Scott.

“The improvements we’ve made are going to benefit the day-to-day lives of our customers and we’re thankful to the community for their patience and understanding throughout this extensive project.”

Once the new elevated steel reservoir is commissioned, the Gloucester Water Upgrade will wrap up quickly, with the project expected to be completed by the end of June.

Anyone who experiences any issues as a result of the upcoming interruption is encouraged to contact Council’s Customer Service team on 7955 7777.

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