Very few people
know the real story of the O'Shannassy Water Supply System and the people behind it - and all evidence of this once-great
undertaking is fading fast.
of the O'Shannassy System is inextricably related to the need to supply water to the growing City of Melbourne. Much of the upper part of the Aqueduct has now been developed
as the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, providing a fascinating insight into some of our most interesting history and most precious and beautiful natural assets.
Aqueduct was designed in 1911 and completed in 1914 and was an incredible feat of engineering - from its visionary conception,
to its amazing design and construction, to its great effectiveness, to its extraordinary maintenance and to its ultimate deterioration