Works to preserve Nagambie’s historic water tower

Historic: Nagambie's water tower is almost a century old. Photo by Contributed

Maintenance works are under way on Nagambie’s historic water tower to help preserve the almost century-old building.

Safety fencing has been installed around the site for the duration of the work, which is expected to last several weeks.

Works involve assessing the tower’s top, which will see specialists abseil up and down the tower to inspect the concrete mortar to determine if any repairs are needed.

At some times during the works, Telstra may need to turn off its telecommunications array at the top of the tower to ensure safety.

Residents will be notified ahead of any planned service changes and any potential interruption will be limited.

Heritage: Nagambie's water tower is undergoing some important maintenance. Photo by Contributed

The water tower was built in 1928 by General Sir John Monash’s company Reinforced Concrete and Monier Pipe Construction Co Pty Ltd.

It can hold 450,000 litres and is 25.5 metres tall.

Goulburn Valley Water managing director Steve Capewell said preserving GVW’s historic assets was a key part of ongoing maintenance.

“We know the water tower is an iconic part of Nagambie’s skyline and our regular essential maintenance will help ensure it can continue to provide reliable service for years to come,” Dr Capewell said.

GVW will keep residents updated on progress on its website and social media pages.