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New water supply for Bermagui

Thursday 1 September 2015

A four million litre water supply reservoir will be constructed increasing Bermagui’s water storage capacity by 60 per cent.

Design is nearing completion for the reservoir which will be constructed on Bega Valley Shire Council-owned land located off Nutleys Creek Road.

The reservoir will also allow for a 50 per cent increase in water pressure to the higher areas of Bermagui.

The reservoir will enable selected extraction of water from the Brogo River to avoid pumping during floods and maximises the use of off-peak pumping opportunities to reduce operation costs.

Preliminary works will commence October 2015, including access track improvement and clearing of the site including some tree removal.

The clearing of trees will be carried out by tree removal specialist, with much of the cleared material being mulched for erosion protection and landscaping on the site.

Tenders will be called for the reservoir construction which is scheduled to take place between March and December of 2016.

Council will minimise disruption due to the work by imposing speed limit reductions where required.

For further information contact Mark Hankinson on 6499 2238.

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