Water Storage and Transmission

There are two general needs for water storage: raw water storage within the watershed(s) (reservoirs and related dams) and treated water balancing or equalization storage (storage tanks), an integral part of the transmission system.

Currently, the transmission system has limited balancing storage which results in higher than necessary (or desirable) peak flows through the transmission system during high daily and seasonal demand periods. Additional balancing storage at Smith Hill in the City of Victoria and at the upstream end of the transmission system are proposed to enable the transmission system to perform optimally and provide emergency water storage.

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