Cornish Hill Water Project
Yarra Valley Water has finished replacing an existing water storage tank in the Healesville area to ensure the reliability of our water supply to our customers.
Throughout Yarra Valley Water’s service district, drinking water is stored in reservoirs located on hills and other high points, and then flows through pipes by gravity to supply nearby customers.
The water storage tank located on the top of the hill on Mt Riddell Road is known as the Cornish Hill Reservoir, and it has been supplying customers in the area since 1964. The Cornish Hill Reservoir is a vital piece of water infrastructure. Due to its age, in 2017 the time had come for the tank to be replaced.
Replacing the tank
Between late 2017 and mid-2019, our contractors AHA Constructions and Brockman Engineering completed the following works:
- Constructing a new 230-metre-long section of water pipe in Mount Riddell Road
- Constructing a new 2.5-million-litre tank in the same location as the previous tank
- Various site activities to finish off the tank including electrical works and signage.