Sewage Pump Station upgrade - The Strand, George Town

Update - June 2016

TasWater is about to start work on a new sewage pump station near The Strand in George Town.

This project is necessary because the existing SPS is at high risk of discharging raw sewage into the environment. The new infrastructure will also reduce operating costs, improve the reliability of the service and allow for future growth in the catchment.

The contractor for this job, Paul Zanetto Pty Ltd, will be arriving on-site on or around Wednesday, 22 June.

Construction will continue for approximately eight weeks. The new pump station will be commissioned in mid-August and will be followed by decommissioning of the existing pump station, landscaping works, a general clean-up of the site and demobilisation.

Our contractor is expected to be finished on site by mid-September.

TasWater has made a number of changes to the original SPS design to help minimise the impact of the new SPS on nearby residents.

As a result of community feedback, TasWater has:

- Minimised above-ground infrastructure (there will be no light pole or vent pole, as is the case at most SPS sites)

- Utilised a 3G network connection instead of the standard radio network (meaning there will be no antenna)

- Relocated the SPS to a new site at the end of the access road to minimise the impact on visual amenity looking towards Pipe Clay Bay

- Incorporated the use of grass paver blocks instead of asphalt/concrete treatments to retain a natural finish

- Minimised the size of the valve pit by moving the flow metre outside of the pit.

The site will not be fenced but TasWater will construct bollards to reduce the risk of the new infrastructure being damaged.

As part of the project TasWater will also be installing a new stormwater pipe along the rear boundary of adjoining properties to formalise existing stormwater arrangements.

This project is part of TasWater's commitment to investing in new and improved water and sewerage infrastructure projects across Tasmania. These projects will provide improved public health and environmental compliance and ensure our assets deliver reliable service for future generations.

More information is available from TasWater's Acting Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Stuart Carless, on (03) 6237 8396.


Update - June 2016

TasWater is about to start work on a new sewage pump station near The Strand in George Town.

This project is necessary because the existing SPS is at high risk of discharging raw sewage into the environment. The new infrastructure will also reduce operating costs, improve the reliability of the service and allow for future growth in the catchment.

The contractor for this job, Paul Zanetto Pty Ltd, will be arriving on-site on or around Wednesday, 22 June.

Construction will continue for approximately eight weeks. The new pump station will be commissioned in mid-August and will be followed by decommissioning of the existing pump station, landscaping works, a general clean-up of the site and demobilisation.

Our contractor is expected to be finished on site by mid-September.

TasWater has made a number of changes to the original SPS design to help minimise the impact of the new SPS on nearby residents.

As a result of community feedback, TasWater has:

- Minimised above-ground infrastructure (there will be no light pole or vent pole, as is the case at most SPS sites)

- Utilised a 3G network connection instead of the standard radio network (meaning there will be no antenna)

- Relocated the SPS to a new site at the end of the access road to minimise the impact on visual amenity looking towards Pipe Clay Bay

- Incorporated the use of grass paver blocks instead of asphalt/concrete treatments to retain a natural finish

- Minimised the size of the valve pit by moving the flow metre outside of the pit.

The site will not be fenced but TasWater will construct bollards to reduce the risk of the new infrastructure being damaged.

As part of the project TasWater will also be installing a new stormwater pipe along the rear boundary of adjoining properties to formalise existing stormwater arrangements.

This project is part of TasWater's commitment to investing in new and improved water and sewerage infrastructure projects across Tasmania. These projects will provide improved public health and environmental compliance and ensure our assets deliver reliable service for future generations.

More information is available from TasWater's Acting Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Stuart Carless, on (03) 6237 8396.


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