Construction of the new 6.8-million-litre reservoir on the Pamela Street hill began on Friday April 12, after the structure's panels arrived yesterday.
The first 40 cubic metres of concrete for the footings of the new 3A Reservoir were poured on Tuesday, December 18, by Council crew members and contractors in preparation for construction, with the rest of the concrete poured in mid-January.
Mount Isa City Council spokesperson said the construction work should take about 10 weeks to complete.
"Council wishes to advise the public that the area, on the eastern end of Pamela Street, is a construction site and therefore strictly off-limits to members of the public," the spokesperson said.
The site is also monitored around-the-clock by security camera, with footage live-streamed and observed constantly.
Previously Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the new reservoir will help prolong council's supply to the city, in the event of pumping outages or supply trunk main breakages.
The new water supply is set to aid Mount Isa City Council in delivering the valuable resource across the city.
There are six existing reservoirs scattered across the city but this number is set to increase to seven.
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