IT CAN hold enough water to fill 35 Olympic swimming pools and is the largest water tank ever built by the State Government.
The 80 million litre tank in Ellenbrook will cater for growth in the north-east metropolitan corridor and provide a more consistent water pressure for Ellenbrook residents.
Located just off Gnangara Road, around six kilometres of water main was constructed, connecting the tank to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme.
Today Water Minister Dave Kelly opened the main valve on the tank, allowing water to flow into the scheme for the first time.
The State Government plans to build two more tanks at the site over the next 40 years, which will occur in stages as the population grows.
Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said throughout the election, Ellenbrook locals shared their concerns about how they would lose all of their water pressure during peak usage periods.
“This is because the infrastructure in the area was only designed to service a couple of thousand properties; we’re now closer to 15,000 homes,” she said.