11 September, 2022
Ravenshoe reservoir comes online
RAVENSHOE residents now have a more re-liable and cleaner water supply, with a new 9.6m-high, reservoir just commissioned.
The 3.9 megalitre reservoir will eventually also service the communities of Millstream, Bellview Estate and Cassowary Heights.
“It’s fantastic to see all the planning and construction come to fruition,” Cr Annette Haydon said.
“We’ve been working for a long time on a solution to Ravenshoe’s water problems and this is a giant step in the right direction.
“The reservoir, new pipelines, intake up-grades and new booster pump have all been completed and installed.
“Over the next 12 months we’ll see further advances in the scheme, with $8.82 million allocated for a booster pump, water treatment plant and pipelines connecting to the reservoir.
“If everything goes to plan this large body of work will be completed in 2024.
“When it’s all done the residents of Raven-shoe, Millstream, Bellview Estate and Cassowary Heights will have a year-round clean, reliable and high-quality water supply and boil water notices will be a thing of the past,” Cr Haydon added.
The geotechnical surveys of the 23km pipe-line route that will connect Belleview Estate, Cassowary Heights and Millstream to the Ravenshoe scheme are completed, and construction is expected to commence in the coming months.