Megalitre Tank Construction and Installation Underway
8 November 2019
Emergency water infrastructure works are well underway at Storm King Dam to secure water supply to Stanthorpe with the installation of two 1 megalitre tanks.
These tanks will supply water to a new 1.5km gravity-fed pipeline that connects into the recently completed Mt Marley pipeline.
This project has been financed by the Queensland State Government in an effort to continue water supply to Stanthorpe in the event that Storm King Dam can no longer meet the needs of residents.
Currently, the Stanthorpe region uses 1.4 megalitres of water per day and it is expected that Storm King Dam will be unable to meet this supply around December 2019 to January 2020.
Council expects that the new emergency water infrastructure will be completed and operational in mid-November, allowing for a number of trials of the system prior to December.
It will be important that once the project is completed that the community remains committed to water conservation.
Residents throughout the entire region will be asked to limit their water usage to 80 litres per person per day once water carting begins.
For more information on the Emergency Water Infrastructure being constructed at Storm King Dam or for information about how to reduce you water usage visit www.sdrc.qld.gov.au.
Alternatively, residents can contact Council on 1300 697 372.