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Huonville Main St Sewage Pump Station upgrade

Providing a reliable and safe sewerage service to Huonville

Updated April 2018

Background

TasWater is currently upgrading Huonville’s Main St sewage pump station (SPS) and rising main to the Ranelagh Sewage Treatment Plant. The Huonville Main Road SPS is located at the rear of 13-17 Main St, Huonville, in a known floodplain. It was originally built in the 1960s and had upgrades in the late 1980s and again in 2003. The pump station transfers all flows from Huonville and Franklin to the Ranelagh STP, via a rising main that runs across private property, parallel to Wilmot Road, about 30 metres behind the shops and properties. Both the SPS and rising main have a long history of non-compliance and complaints.

After considering the options and consulting with affected residents, TasWater has decided to build a new SPS as well as a new rising main along Main Street and Wilmot Road. Both the existing SPS and rising main will then be removed from service.

Project benefits

The upgrade is an important project to help minimise the risk of sewage overflows, and reduce odour from the SPS. It will also improve system reliability and operational safety and will help cater for growth in Huonville over the next 30 years.

Community impact during works

The vast majority of the SPS work has now been completed, with the remaining work including modifications to the existing sewer network, and shutting down of the existing pump station and rising main, to be completed after the rising main is installed.

Unfortunately we are behind our schedule with the rising main, which is currently being installed at the Ranelagh end of Wilmot Road. It has taken a number of months longer than expected to obtain the relevant approvals needed to work on the edge of the road. As a result, our new expected operational date for the rising main and SPS is July 2018, subject to unforeseen construction delays. Once the new rising main has been constructed along Wilmot Road, the existing rising main will then be removed from service by being filled with grout.

Work will largely occur between the hours of 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and on the occasional Saturday as required. Traffic management will be in place when required and we will endeavour to minimise the impact of this project on members of the public, people attending Huonville High School and other key stakeholders.

Key dates

We will aim to meet the following key date for the project:

  • July 2018 - Commission new pump station and rising main

More information

For more information about this project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, Ivan Zwart, on 13 6992 or email communityengagement@taswater.com.au





Providing a reliable and safe sewerage service to Huonville

Updated April 2018

Background

TasWater is currently upgrading Huonville’s Main St sewage pump station (SPS) and rising main to the Ranelagh Sewage Treatment Plant. The Huonville Main Road SPS is located at the rear of 13-17 Main St, Huonville, in a known floodplain. It was originally built in the 1960s and had upgrades in the late 1980s and again in 2003. The pump station transfers all flows from Huonville and Franklin to the Ranelagh STP, via a rising main that runs across private property, parallel to Wilmot Road, about 30 metres behind the shops and properties. Both the SPS and rising main have a long history of non-compliance and complaints.

After considering the options and consulting with affected residents, TasWater has decided to build a new SPS as well as a new rising main along Main Street and Wilmot Road. Both the existing SPS and rising main will then be removed from service.

Project benefits

The upgrade is an important project to help minimise the risk of sewage overflows, and reduce odour from the SPS. It will also improve system reliability and operational safety and will help cater for growth in Huonville over the next 30 years.

Community impact during works

The vast majority of the SPS work has now been completed, with the remaining work including modifications to the existing sewer network, and shutting down of the existing pump station and rising main, to be completed after the rising main is installed.

Unfortunately we are behind our schedule with the rising main, which is currently being installed at the Ranelagh end of Wilmot Road. It has taken a number of months longer than expected to obtain the relevant approvals needed to work on the edge of the road. As a result, our new expected operational date for the rising main and SPS is July 2018, subject to unforeseen construction delays. Once the new rising main has been constructed along Wilmot Road, the existing rising main will then be removed from service by being filled with grout.

Work will largely occur between the hours of 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and on the occasional Saturday as required. Traffic management will be in place when required and we will endeavour to minimise the impact of this project on members of the public, people attending Huonville High School and other key stakeholders.

Key dates

We will aim to meet the following key date for the project:

  • July 2018 - Commission new pump station and rising main

More information

For more information about this project, please contact TasWater Community Engagement Officer, Ivan Zwart, on 13 6992 or email communityengagement@taswater.com.au