Barwon Water has announced that plans to upgrade the sewer pipeline between the Barwon River and the Barwon Heads pump station are progressing. Barwon Water Managing Director, Shaun Cumming, said the works were needed to prevent sewer spills in the future, protect the environment and maintain reliable sewerage services. “This pipeline is a very important piece of sewerage infrastructure, in […]
A $6.3 million upgrade of the water infrastructure in Katanning is set to shore up water security for residents in and around Kojonup, Western Australia. The project involved replacing 2.2km of pipeline from Pemble Street to Kojonup-Katanning Road, easing pressure on other supply infrastructure and reducing potential leaks. The upgraded main is part of a 40km conveyance pipeline, which runs […]
Seqwater has released an update on the Toowoomba to Warwick pipeline project, as the project undergoes ecological and geotechnical investigations to assist with the design development. Both the ecological and geotechnical investigations are being completed via a combination of desktop and field survey techniques to identify and ground-truth protected plant species, important habitats, valuable waterway environments and significant or locally […]
As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, maintaining and upgrading essential infrastructure is a must. More than 5 million people already live in the city, which means sewerage systems need to be able to handle a staggering amount of waste. The Hobsons Bay Main Sewer is responsible for 30 per cent of Melbourne’s wastewater, by transporting it to the Western Treatment […]
Seqwater has opened expressions of interest (EOI) for a head contractor to deliver the $300 million Toowoomba to Warwick Pipeline project. Briefings were held on Wednesday 1 November in Highfields and Warwick, where Seqwater updated Toowoomba and Southern Downs businesses and industry representatives on the project, procurement process and opportunities ahead. A key feature within the construction contract will be […]
Stage two construction has commenced on the Haughton Pipeline Project, with pipes going into the ground. More than 28km of pipeline is being installed as part of the project – Townsville’s largest water infrastructure project – to help bolster Townsville’s water security. The pipeline project has been identified as one of Townsville’s most significant infrastructure projects in decades and a […]
From maintaining hydration and protecting public health to supporting social and economic development, water is a critical part of everyday life. However for some outback towns, clean drinking water doesn’t flow freely from their taps. In an effort to provide better amenities to remote first nations communities and secure the state’s water supply, SA Water is looking to desalination. For […]
In this article we explore some of the most frequently asked questions and debunk common myths about horizontal directional drilling (HDD). We’ll discuss the benefits it provides when assessed against other pipe installation methods, and focus on the environmental upside, flexibility of design and how the technology supports construction in congested, urban, industrial and sensitive environments. Do I need to […]
Origin Energy manages one of the largest gas supply networks in Australia, and controls and monitors thousands of gas assets as part of Australia Pacific LNG’s coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas project in Queensland. Here we take a look behind the scenes at the technology and operations used in the utility’s Brisbane Central Control Room (BCCR). In a […]
To ensure that piping equipment remains functional and leak-free, selecting the right seal model to suit the nature of the substances it comes into contact with is of the utmost importance. Here we take a look at a recent case study and discuss the considerations that need to be made when choosing a seal. An Australian potato chip factory built […]
The pursuit of reducing nonrevenue water has rendered sensor technologies irresistibly appealing to utility companies. These innovative devices boast transformative leak detection capabilities but simultaneously introduce a suite of operational and regulatory quandaries requiring thoughtful navigation. The initial allure of sensor solutions is their ability to monitor leaks across an entire pipeline network. However, this advantage can mislead utilities into […]
Construction for the South Coast and Southern Highlands sewerage service upgrades have commenced, after the New South Wales Government granted $9.6 million in funding. The investment from the New South Wales Government includes $3 million to link 57 houses in Akolele to the Bermagui Sewage Treatment Plant, co-funded by the State Government and Eurobodalla Shire Council, and $6.6 million to […]
In 2022, Downer, in partnership with Logan Water and MASS Products, successfully engineered a simple and innovative isolation lock for buried water valves. The valve lock is the first of its kind for use in common square B and D class valve boxes – and is now widely used across the water industry, with further innovations in the pipeline to […]
In an effort to support the long-term health of the Kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary, work has begun on a major pipeline installation that is set to improve capacity for sewage and storm water transfer. The 3km long, 1m wide pipeline will travel 40m under the riverbed of the Kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary, connecting the recently upgraded Margaret Street Sewage Pump Station near Kings Park […]
South East Water has commenced phase two works on an upgrade to 4.4km of water pipes from Portsea to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The utility said the upgrades are designed to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for Mornington Peninsula customers and visitors for years to come. Phase one of the works started in August 2023 along […]
A sewer in Adelaide’s north-east has had a half-tonne tree root removed by SA Water, potentially preventing community interruptions and sewage overflows. The five-kilometre-long, 675-millimetre-diameter sewerage pipe travels beneath suburban streets and reserves between Bridge Road in Walkley Heights and Kelly Road in Para Vista, with a large number of trees in the area. During a 30-minute period, SA Water’s […]
More than 27km of large-scale water and wastewater pipes have been delivered to the Sunshine Coast site of the $270 million Unitywater Aura and Harmony Infrastructure Program, marking a major construction milestone. In total, around 160 semi-trailer deliveries of pipe will arrive on site, which includes the batch of pipes just recently delivered from Toowoomba-based manufacturer Vinidex. To mark the […]
SA Water’s Tailem Bend to Keith Pipeline has commenced a major upgrade as part of the utility’s $5.8 million investment to secure water services for customers in the state’s Murray Mallee and South East regions. Four of the pipeline’s original 3.5t valves will be replaced as part of the project, and a further three new valves and bypass pipework are […]
In an Australia-first project, cutting-edge distributed acoustic sensing technology is being deployed beneath Perth’s CBD by Water Corporation to detect leaks in the water network. The project, by Perth-based Terra15 Technologies, turns existing fibre-optic cable in the city into a giant acoustic leak detection network to detect water leaks before a pipe bursts. Laser light is pulsed through a thin […]
A closure to the Adelaide rail corridor has allowed SA Water to conduct a refurbishment to two sewer network access chambers located under the Keswick Bridge. The upgrades are part of SA Water’s ongoing rehabilitation program, which helps to ensure reliable sewer service. Concrete access chambers sit on top of sewer mains to provide operational teams access inside the pipes […]
Construction is now complete on an 8km pipe connecting Plainland to the Laidley Wastewater Treatment Plant, Urban Utilities has announced. It signals a major milestone in Urban Utilities’ $32 million project to upgrade essential wastewater infrastructure in the Lockyer Valley. Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the project would cater for projected growth in the area through to 2040. “We […]
SA Water has reached a major milestone in the rollout of upgrades to the Murraylands water network, having laid more than half of the expected 7km of new water main. During the past two months, crews have been working through sections of Monarto Safari Park to lay new pipes to duplicate four existing water mains – increasing the capacity of […]
Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW) and Hunter Water have invited Hunter residents to join community information sessions on the proposed Lostock Dam to Glennies Creek Dam Pipeline Project and Paterson River Connection project on 22 and 23 August 2023. The drop-in sessions will be held at 11am–1pm and 5–7pm at Tocal Agricultural College on 22 August 2023 and Singleton Library on […]
TasWater is gearing up to commence works on one of Launceston’s most significant sewer projects, beginning with the construction of a new pipeline in the heart of the city. The pipeline is designed to improve the health of kanamaluka/Tamar estuary and the environment that surrounds it. TasWater General Manager Project Delivery, Tony Willmott, said after years of planning, TasWater was […]
Residents in a remote South Australian town can now access drinking water from their taps, following the construction of a new desalination plant delivered by SA Water. The new small-scale reverse osmosis plant, stationed on Kurka Drive, can produce up to 210,000L of safe and clean drinking water each day for residents. SA Water General Manager for Sustainable Infrastructure, Amanda […]
APA Group (APA) has launched its Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline, with the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas pipeline now connected to Goldfields Gas pipeline. Western Australia Minister for Energy, Bill Johnston, officially opened the pipeline, which is set to provide greater energy security for Western Australia’s resources sector. The Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas pipeline is a 580km buried […]
Though pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting fluids underground, the complexities presented by a marine environment need to be respected. With new environmental regulations and climate change impacts affecting industry productivity, businesses must create innovative designs for long-lasting pipelines. Brisbane-based horizontal directional drilling (HDD) specialists, Pipeline Drillers Group, recently worked in conjunction with the Australian Bay […]
Access covers are constantly exposed to Australia’s harsh climate, and this environment needs to be taken into account in their design. High-quality composite access covers are engineered to be resistant to these conditions, providing tailored solutions and reducing waste through longevity. EJ has recently launched its composite access covers in Australia, which is proving to be a significant development for […]
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