$22m dam project in Gladstone region up for grabs

What we know: 

  • It's estimated to cost $22 million
  • It's located off Cupitt Road
  • It's expected to commence in July 2016, if approved by the State Government
  • It will provide stand-by water capacity in the event Awoonga Dam has to be off-line

THE Gladstone Area Water Board has opened tenders for the construction of the $22m project to create a second dam that can be used if our city's main water supply fails.

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The Offline Storage Facility will have 1200 ML capacity and a pump station delivering water into the Awoonga Gladstone pipeline.

The facility, located off Cupitt Rd, will have 12 - 14 days of storage to supply the areas' water.

The site of the second dam.
The site of the second dam.

Once approved by the State Government, construction is expected to start after July this year.

"The offline storage reservoir is to be used in the event that pumping water from the Awoonga Dam is not possible," a statement from GAWB said.

"The reservoir operates the same way as the dam does in using the surrounding hills and a dam wall to hold water.

"The offline storage reservoir is designed for water storage and not planned to collect water from a catchment."

GAWB is calling for tenders from those interested in constructing the facility before April 26.

For more information phone 4976 3000.



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