SA Water’s Hope Valley Water Storage Tank Upgrade Now Completed

SA Water’s Hope Valley Water Storage Tank Upgrade Now Completed

South Australia Minister for Water and the River Murray Ian Hunter

$21.6 Million Upgrade Of State’s Largest Metro Storage Tank Complete

Victor P Taffa

More than 100,000 residents in Adelaide’s northeast will continue to receive clean drinking water with the completion of the upgrade of SA Water’s Hope Valley water storage tank.

Tank upgrade is part of a wider $89 Million investment to refurbish 111 water storages across the state between 2016 and 2020 to ensure the ongoing security of supply and water quality for customers.

“This upgrade was a large but important task to help ensure ongoing security of supply and water quality for our customers.” Murray for Water and the River Minister Ian Hunter said.

“Managing environmental impacts was a key part of the project’s design and planning. SA Water will compensate for any removed vegetation and has worked with neighbouring residents throughout the development of the landscaping plan to ensure their needs are considered.”

Main part of the upgrade involved removing the tank’s 125 m x 175 m roof, constructing the new roof on site and then installing it piece by piece.

SA Water will continue landscaping the site to restore and improve its amenity, as well as compensate for any vegetation removed during construction.

“I am pleased that this project has been completed on time and that the tank is now delivering water again to more than 100,000 residents in this area. It is very satisfying to know that our area will continue to have the continued security of a quality water supply.” Member for Newland Tom Kenyon said.

Background

Hope Valley is the State’s largest metropolitan storage tank. It can hold up to 136 Million litres of water and has an underground footprint the size of a soccer field.

Although the tank was taken offline during the upgrade, there was no interruption to local SA Water customers’ drinking water supply. Customers temporarily received water from the Anstey Hill Water Treatment Plant through a purpose-built pipe that went around part of the tank site and connected back into the network.

Abbreviations

SA       South Australia