The Kareen Hills treated water storage at Donovans Way services many customers on the north-eastern side of Mansfield. It consists of a low-level zone that relies on pressure from the clear water storage (CWS) located near the top of the hill and high level-level zone. Pressure for the high-level zone customers is maintained by a pressure pump system. In the event of a power outage, customers in the high-level zone have little to no water pressure or flow, due to the small elevation difference bwetween them and the CWS.
Key project summary
There is currently a project scheduled for completion in 2028/29 that includes the installation of a generator for these pressure pumps to ensure water supply continuity if there is a power outage.
With an increase in customers to the area, we are working to bring forward the installation with the completion now set for 2023/24.
3 April 2023
The generator is on order, and is expected to arrive in mid to late April.
We've also completed early works for construction, incluing geotechnical and civil/structural designs. We're also expecting delivery of concrete for a slab and other associated inftrastructure also in late April.
After this, we can begin electrical works. We'll keep updating this page as the project progresses.