Construction of Apollo Bay’s new storage basin is in full swing, with activity underway across a number of sites according to Barwon Water.

Excavation works on Apollo Bay’s new storage basin are progressing well.

Work on the new 250-million litre basin is progressing well, with more than 145,000 cubic metres of soil removed from the site. The remaining 40,000 cubic metres will be excavated before winter.

About 360 metres of the 2.2 kilometre pipeline between the new storage and new river pump station has been installed and 27 of 30 structural piles have been driven at the river pump station site.

Construction will be undertaken seven days a week for the next six weeks to ensure as much work as possible can be completed before winter. There will be as many as 65 people working on the project at various locations each day.

Work is currently on track to have the new system operating in 2014.

This project is being delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance.

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