SA Water has begun construction on a $11.4 million upgrade to the sewerage network in Adelaide’s CBD and south-eastern suburbs, which includes the installation of a new 2.5km pipeline.
Project contractor Leed Engineering and Construction began construction of the pipeline in late December 2016 and is expected to complete the project by August 2017.
The project will support an expected growth in urban development and residential population in the region by increasing network capacity.
SA Water’s Senior Manager of Community Engagement, Matthew Bonnett, said the first stage of work is happening on West Terrace.
“The pipeline will run through the Adelaide Park Lands and connect into an existing sewer main at the North Adelaide Golf Course on War Memorial Drive,” Mr Bonnett said.
“There will be no interruption to our local customers’ sewerage service and we will be minimising traffic disruption, with most works taking place out of hours and within the Park Lands.
“The route of the new pipeline has been designed to avoid all significant trees in the Park Lands and we have also worked closely with the Adelaide City Council and Adelaide Park Lands Authority to ensure impacts to the environment and Park Land users are minimal.”
Approximately 75 per cent of the area’s sewage flows through this part of SA Water’s network.
“It’s imperative we maintain a reliable and resilient network, particularly in an area that is becoming a development hub of Adelaide,” Mr Bonnett said.
“The installation of this new pipeline will help reduce the potential for operational or odour issues that could occur if the existing infrastructure couldn’t meet demand.”