Construction of new Wy Yung water storage tank about to start
Site preparation work is about to get underway at East Gippsland Water’s Wy Yung water storage facility for the construction of a new 36 million litre water storage tank.
The aim of the project – worth around $15 million – is to maintain the security and reliability of the high quality water supply to some 19,000 customers well into the future. These are customers within the Mitchell River supply system – extending from Bairnsdale through to Paynesville, Lakes Entrance and Nowa Nowa.
The new tank will be constructed from reinforced concrete, with a steel roof. It will be located within the footprint of the existing, disused open storage basin on the corner of Woodward St and Bullumwaal Rd.
East Gippsland Water has appointed contractors Stirloch Constructions to undertake the project, which is expected to be completed in 2021.