Port Fairy water tower set for clean-up

PORT Fairy’s 39-year-old water tower will get a facelift to ensure it continues to deliver quality supply for town residents.

Tenders have been sought from experienced contractors to refurbish the Princes Highway landmark, which is the main storage tank for local drinking water. 

“The tower was built in 1975 and due to its age, requires a routine refurbishment to ensure customers in Port Fairy can enjoy secure drinking water supplies well into the future,” Wannon Water managing director Grant Green said.

“The works will involve recoating the internal and external walls to protect the underlying steel from corrosion, as well as other minor external maintenance. 

“Refurbishment will ensure the tower can continue to provide reliable water services for the next 40 to 50 years.

“This is consistent with Wannon Water’s proactive approach to asset maintenance.”

Mr Green said the refurbishment was expected to start late next month and take about 10 weeks to complete.

The works have been scheduled to coincide with a low water demand period. 

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