1.5ML reservoir coming to Esk

Urban Utilities' Paul Phillips and Diona's Les Ottaway at the Esk reservoir site. Picture: URBAN UTILITIES

Urban Utilities is supporting growth in the Somerset region with a major project underway at Esk.

A new water reservoir is being built on Highland Street as part of the utility’s capital investment program.

Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the new reservoir would enhance the reliability and resilience of the town’s water supply.

“We’re proud to be delivering a dedicated water storage for Esk to help meet the growing demands of the area,” she said.

“The reservoir will be able to hold 1.5 million litres of water and will improve the reliability of the local water network as more people choose to call this part of the world home.”

Ms Cull said Urban Utilities would also install 500 metres of water pipes as part of the project.

“The pipes will be located underneath the road reserve, mostly along the southern side of Highland Street,” she said.

“This will help to minimise any disruption to residents in the surrounding area.

“The design also allows for a second reservoir within the site’s cleared area to address future water needs, as the town expands and demand continues to increase.”

Construction of the Esk reservoir is expected to take around eight months, weather and site conditions permitting.