Water mains replacement program is underway
Published: 21 November 2016
Nine Logan suburbs will have more reliable water supply as a result of Council’s Logan Water Alliance work to replace 7.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and associated infrastructure, which have started.
The works are scheduled to progressively take place in Woodridge, Slacks Creek, Eagleby, Waterford West, Beenleigh, Kingston, Logan Central, Rochedale South and Shailer Park. Most work is expected to occur in Woodridge.
The work is part of Council’s annual (2016/17) $5.8 million program, which is overseen by Council’s Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee.
Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said the key business driver for the program was to increase water network reliability and reduce costs associated with failing assets.
“Council’s water network infrastructure includes 2,100 kilometre of water mains, many of which were installed during the late 1970s and 1980s. In recent years, there have been some service failure areas across Logan due to pipe bursts and breakages that required emergency attention,” he said.
“It is best for Council and residents to be one step ahead of any potential problems so we continually assess the condition of our water network to identify areas which require preventative maintenance.
“We realise these works may result in some inconvenience for residents in affected streets including temporary water service disruptions. We ask people to be patient while works are underway.
Most construction works is being carried out during the day from Monday to Friday. However, some night works and weekend works may be required for certain activities. Affected residents and businesses will receive advance written notice prior to these works.
The program of works will continue until mid-2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Cr Pidgeon said in 2015/16, Council delivered a similar $8.2 million program, installing 8.8 kilometres of new water mains in Windaroo, Beenleigh, Kingston, Daisy Hill, Loganlea, Marsden, Loganholme, Slacks Creek, Rochedale South, Eagleby and Wolffdene.
For more information about this project and Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au (search for Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance).