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Official Opening of Roma's Northern Bore, Reservoir & Booster System Project and Northern Road Delivery Main
Roma’s Northern Bore, Reservoir and Booster System Project (Bore 19) and Northern Road Delivery Main are complete with the total cost of both projects totalling over $1.3 million. Residents in the northern areas of Roma will now enjoy improved and more reliable water pressure!
The official opening and plaque unveiling will be held on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 9.30am at Bore 19, located on the corner of Currey Street and Bassett Lane, Roma. Special guest, Minister for Local Government, Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP will officially open both projects.
The new 1.5ML reservoir project is located adjacent to the Roma Airport and is set to benefit the areas north of Miscamble Street and Taylor Street in addition to other close-by areas (to view specific areas, click here).
The delivery main has been installed from the bore along Bassett Lane to Northern Road to ensure water pressure distribution to the worst affected areas.
Councillor David Schefe, Portfolio Chair for Utilities said the upgrade will provide additional pressure to the northern areas that have experienced low pressure in the past.
“The new reservoir and booster system will provide constant water pressure to residents in the immediate area, significantly reducing water pressure spikes and falls,” Cr Schefe said.
“The location of the new bore has been chosen to cater for future growth which is expected in the north and north-west areas of Roma.
“Come along to the official opening and see first-hand how the system works!”
“The additional bore and storage capacity is part of Roma’s Water Strategy ten year plan to improve water security into the future,” Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said.
“It’s been made possible by the Palaszczuk Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland program, which is delivering new and improved infrastructure in regional areas.
“We’ll continue to partner with local councils in these important projects as part of our commitment to investing in the regions.”
Roma’s Northern Bore, Reservoir & Booster System and Northern Road Delivery Main have been funded by the Queensland Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland program with Maranoa Regional Council receiving $1.279 million for the projects.