$10 million boost for water and wastewater network
Published: 23 August 2017
Work will soon start on a $10 million water and wastewater (sewerage) network renewal program in Beenleigh, Eagleby and parts of Mt Warren Park.
Asset condition assessments carried out in 2016/17 revealed there water mains in poor condition, corroded pipe fittings and sections of wastewater pipeline that urgently need replacing across the three suburbs.
City Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said replacing these assets would increase water and wastewater network reliability for customers while reducing costs to Council and ratepayers associated with ‘patching up’ assets.
“Council continually assesses the condition of its water and wastewater network to identify areas requiring attention. This helps us to pinpoint areas where problems could occur in future if left unattended and prioritise our investment in city infrastructure,” Cr Pidgeon said.
“More than 13 kilometres of water reticulation mains will be replaced throughout Eagleby; 80 water valves, tees and hydrants will be replaced in Beenleigh and 15 in Mt Warren Park; and changes to water mains in Zander Street and Sylvia Street in Beenleigh will occur to ensure they meet fire flow requirements”.
Division 12 Councillor Jennie Breene said she appreciated the works may cause some disruption to residents.
“I know that residents in Division 12 have been patient with previous water and wastewater network upgrades however the replacement of these assets will mean fewer pipe bursts, breakages and overflows in future”, she said.
“Residents’ ongoing support and understanding during these essential works is appreciated,” she said.
Most construction works will be 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 all works.
The program of works will continue until mid-2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.
For more information about this program and Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au (search for Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance).