2018 Thomson Reservoir Comprehensive Inspection
Melbourne Water (MW) hosted the five-yearly ANCOLD ‘Comprehensive’ dam safety inspection of Thomson Reservoir on 16-19 July 2018, followed by a half-day dam safety ‘desktop’ exercise on 20 July. The inspection was undertaken by four inspection teams (Structures, Embankments, M&E and Survey) lead by consultants AECOM, Glen Hobbs (Glen Hobbs and Assoc.) and Ken Ely (ex.MMBW Engineer) and attended by representatives from across the business. The four-day multi-disciplinary agenda and overall attendance by 34 people make it the largest (and most ‘comprehensive’) inspection of its type yet completed by Melbourne Water.