With less than 100 days until the solar eclipse passes over Exmouth, the town continues to prepare for the influx of visitors, with work on a new water tank beginning. The Water Corporation began construction on a new temporary tank on Welch Street last week which will be able to hold up to six million litres of water. The tank will be completed by the end of the month and will be connected to the Welch Street campsite sooner to the time of the eclipse. Shire of Exmouth president Darlene Allston said the tank was an important step towards preparing for the event, which was expected to see tens of thousands of visitors descend upon the town of 2800 people. “The water tank is a major milestone for our preparations for the upcoming Ningaloo Eclipse and will assist in providing the necessary resources to ensure adequate water supply for additional visitors staying at the new campsite on Welch Street,” she said. The tank will be dismantled after the eclipse.