RESIDENTS had a chance to visit Melbourne Water’s Tyabb Reservoir renewal project, Friday 20 May, to gain a better understanding of the works in progress.
Drinking water is piped to the reservoir from Melbourne Water’s Cardinia Reservoir and Tarago treatment plant.
An embankment inside the reservoir will create two basins, with new covers and linings.
Melbourne Water project manager Kerri Skelton said the opening gave residents a rare behind-the-scenes look into the project. “We wanted to invite our close neighbours to show them the scale of the construction of this important project,” she said.
The works have already necessitated 1375 truck deliveries for the 44,000 tonnes of rock for the 70 per cent completed embankment.
Former councillor Aldona Martin said residents were pleased with the consultation before the start of works.
“Residents have been included on an ongoing basis, with updates at every stage of the process, including two on-site visits. The impact of heavy traffic movements has also been carefully and respectfully managed,” Ms Martin said.
The Tyabb Reservoir Renewal Project began in March and will continue until the end of the year.