WATER storage capacity in Home Hill will be increased more than 10 fold with a new reservoir to be built in the town.
The reservoir will have the capacity to hold 5 megalitres, a significanty increase on the exisiting water tower which can store about 0.39ML from the town's eight bores.
Construction is set to commence early next year after Burdekin Shire Council this week announced the winning tenders for the project.
North Queensland firm TEi Services was contracted for supply and construction of the reservoir, and was appointed principal contractor.
QPAMS will provide the reservoir protective coating system, Jackson Semler was awarded the contract for the pipework and pits, while Burdekin Airconditioning and Electrical was awarded the contract for electrical and communication works.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it was fantastic to see a project of this magnitude set to launch 2021.
"Council is completing preparatory works at the site of the 5ML Home Hill Reservoir, ready for work to commence early in the new tear. I am very excited for construction to commence," Cr McLaughlin said.
"This project marks a significant milestone for the Home Hill water supply, increasing storage capacity significantly: the existing water tower can store roughly 0.39ML from the town's eight bores, so the construction of a 5ML reservoir ensures Home Hill has further water security in the event of any emergencies."
Ms McLaughlin said the Burdekin region had an abundance of water and council was working to improve their processes.
"The Burdekin is a region of liquid gold - however collecting, treating and distributing potable water is a process Council is constantly improving on to ensure all residents have reliable water security."
The reservoir is being jointly funded by the Burdekin Shire Council and state government.