Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced

Central Coast Council CEO Gary Murphy and Director of Water and Sewer Jamie Loader inspect work on the pipeline

Central Coast Council has announced a number of water and sewerage maintenance projects to take place around the Peninsula.

These include a water pump station refurbishment at The Rampart, Umina Heights, and a water valve replacement in Woy Woy.

Sewer odour control work will take place at Woy Woy, South Woy Woy, Woy Woy Bay, Booker Bay and Patonga.

A sewer pump station “civil remediation” will take place at Daley Ave, Daleys Point, and a water pump station will be upgraded at Wards Hill Rd, Killcare Heights.

Council director Mr Jamie Loader said: “Our focus is on rehabilitating damaged sewer pipelines or replacing end-of-design-life equipment.

“We’re using an innovative technique to rehabilitate damaged sewer pipelines with structural re-lining, rather than replacing the infrastructure, and we start by clearing the pipe and assessing the conditions of sewer lines via CCTV camera.

“If required, we insert a liner that reinforces the existing pipe structure, sealing any leaks and significantly reduces the risk of future damage – particularly from tree roots, the number one cause of sewer blocks and overflows.

“This technique also eliminates the need to excavate in most cases, which minimises disruption to the community and reduces repair costs.”

SOURCE:
Media Release, 17 June 2020
Jamie Loader, Central Coast Council.

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