St Helens Esplanade Sewage Pump Station upgrade

Update October 2018

Background

TasWater has been working on sewerage upgrades in St Helens over the past fifteen months. This work is set to continue with the upgrade of the Esplanade Sewage Pump Station (SPS). The Esplanade SPS, located alongside the Skate Park in St Helens, currently pumps all of the town’s sewage to the St Helens Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

Project benefits

The works conducted so far have involved the upgrade of the sewer rising mains which transport the town’s wastewater to the treatment plant. We have already seen improvements to how the network is operating with wastewater flowing almost twice as fast. This means we have already improved the efficiency and capacity of the system and reduced the risk of sewage overflows into Georges Bay. The SPS upgrade will further contribute to the successful operation of the St Helens sewerage system.

We have identified a number of issues with the SPS including pump capacity and effluent storage. It will also improve system reliability and will help cater for all expected growth in St Helens over the next 30 years.

TasWater contractor Water Industry Solutions began work on the pump station upgrade in June 2018. We aim to have all major works completed by Christmas 2018.

Impact on the community

This project involves the installation of large concrete wells underground so significant excavation is required and part of the car park near the existing pump station and Skate Park is currently fenced. Once the work is complete we will reinstate the car park.

We are aware that the pump station is located in a commercial precinct and an area that is popular with local residents and tourists. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of these works on members of the public and other key stakeholders and will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

More information

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

Update October 2018

Background

TasWater has been working on sewerage upgrades in St Helens over the past fifteen months. This work is set to continue with the upgrade of the Esplanade Sewage Pump Station (SPS). The Esplanade SPS, located alongside the Skate Park in St Helens, currently pumps all of the town’s sewage to the St Helens Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

Project benefits

The works conducted so far have involved the upgrade of the sewer rising mains which transport the town’s wastewater to the treatment plant. We have already seen improvements to how the network is operating with wastewater flowing almost twice as fast. This means we have already improved the efficiency and capacity of the system and reduced the risk of sewage overflows into Georges Bay. The SPS upgrade will further contribute to the successful operation of the St Helens sewerage system.

We have identified a number of issues with the SPS including pump capacity and effluent storage. It will also improve system reliability and will help cater for all expected growth in St Helens over the next 30 years.

TasWater contractor Water Industry Solutions began work on the pump station upgrade in June 2018. We aim to have all major works completed by Christmas 2018.

Impact on the community

This project involves the installation of large concrete wells underground so significant excavation is required and part of the car park near the existing pump station and Skate Park is currently fenced. Once the work is complete we will reinstate the car park.

We are aware that the pump station is located in a commercial precinct and an area that is popular with local residents and tourists. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of these works on members of the public and other key stakeholders and will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

More information

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