Following the $130million upgrade announcement by Queensland Urban Utilities, Interflow has commenced relining and rehabilitation work on Brisbane’s S1 sewer located under Kingsford Smith Drive (QLD).

The S1 sewer turns 100 this year, and carries 60% of Brisbane’s sewage, making the upgrade one of the most unique sewer projects ever undertaken in Australia.

Queensland Urban Utilities Chief Executive Officer, Louise Dudley, said it will be a challenging project due to the age, size and depth of the pipe.

“We’ll be using the latest trenchless technology to reline the old concrete pipe with a new pipe made from polyethylene.

“It makes sense for Council and Queensland Urban Utilities to join forces on this project to minimise the impact of the sewer and road works on this busy corridor.”

The sewer relining is due to be completed by 2019.

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