The old Lautman water tank is in a poor state, the CRD would like to remove this tank from service as soon as possible as a failure of the tank would mean the system would not be able to deliver water to the subscribers.
The remedy preferred by the CRD is to bypass the old tank and bring the existing, but unused, new tank at the top of Sky Valley Road into service. The work involves additional pipework and control equipment for the new tank. In addition, because the new tank is at a higher level than the old tank, the water pressure in the pipework leading from Cusheon Lake Road to the Beddis area will be too high for the pipework to bear, so a pressure reducing valve will have to be installed on Cusheon Lake Road.
New tank on Sky Valley Road