The security of the Central Coast water supply system has been
given a boost with the completion of major works to a key piece
of infrastructure at Ourimbah.
Gosford Council’s director of Construction and Operations Mr Stan Antczak said that the Ourimbah pump station refit would relieve pressure from Somersby Water Treatment Plant and provide an efficient way to move water to the local area.
“The Ourimbah pump station has the capacity to service North Gosford, West Gosford and Niagara Park Reservoirs.
‘”It can transfer water two-ways between Gosford and Wyong, giving us the ability to move water where it is needed, when it is needed,” Mr Antczak said.
Wyong Council’s director of Infrastructure and Operations Mr Greg McDonald said the works showed the commitment of both councils to the future of essential services.
“We are making strategic investments now so we can meet future demand, even in drought,” Mr McDonald said.
The work involves the installation of two new pumps with an output of 30 million litres per day and all associated pipework, valving and electrical switchgear.
The project was jointly funded by Wyong Shire and Gosford City Councils.
Media release, 18 Jul 2014
Wyong and Gosford