New 80 Million Litre Water Tank For Ellenbrook

New 80 Million Litre Water Tank For Ellenbrook

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Jobs Boost As Construction Begins On New Water Tank In Ellenbrook

Victor P Taffa

  • Work begins in Ellenbrook on biggest tank ever to be built by the Water Corporation
  • New tank will cater for growth in the north-east metropolitan corridor

More than 200 Western Australians will be employed to fabricate and construct a new 80 Million litre water tank in Ellenbrook.

“This important project will improve the water supply to Ellenbrook and the rapidly growing north-east metropolitan corridor.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“New tank will also provide a more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook, with water to gravity feed down to households and businesses.”

$44 Million project will cater for growth in the popular north-east metropolitan corridor and provide a more consistent water pressure for Ellenbrook residents.

Work on the tank, which is located north of Gnangara Road near the Hanson sand quarry, began recently and is expected to be completed in early 2018.

Water Corporation plans to build 3 tanks at the site over the next 40 years, which will be built in stages as the population grows.

“Tank will be fabricated as 80 precast concrete panels in Hazlemere, before being transported to site and assembled.” Mr. Kelly said.

“When completed, the tank will be an impressive 91 metres in diameter and 13 metres high, holding enough water to fill more than 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools.”

About 6 km of water main will also be constructed to connect the tank to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme.