San Remo Basin Liner & Cover Renewal Project

Westernport Water will be carrying out work to renew the San Remo Basin liner and floating cover between September 2021 and June 2022.

The $2.6M project is a key initiative to ensure we continue to provide reliable drinking water services for our customers and community.

Originally constructed in 1968 and later upgraded with a liner and floating cover in 1999, the liner and cover of the San Remo Basin are nearing the end of useful life, and we plan to renew them to ensure the ongoing reliability of water services.

The San Remo Basin is a vital link in the transfer of treated drinking water from Candowie Reservoir to our customers. Treated water is pumped to the covered and lined drinking water basin near San Remo, from where it is distributed to customers.

The basin provides storage for 30 million litres or about 5 days’ supply and is an important part of Westernport Water’s water supply system. While the basin liner and cover are being renewed, we will use a temporary water storage tank in its place.

Quotes attributed to Managing Director, Dona Tantirimudalige

“We are proud to be taking action to deliver safe and reliable water for our customers and community. It is important that we plan for the future and renew our critical assets to maintain our high standards of performance and reliability.”

“Replacing the liner and floating cover will ensure we are able to continue to provide reliable services during quiet times and during peak holiday season.”

“With the installation of a temporary water tank, we do not anticipate any impact to water services during the construction phase of the project.”