WA Water Minister Mia Davies has announced the completion of a $4.2 M project to refurbish 1.5km of wastewater pipes in Mount Lawley and East Perth.

The project is part of a five-year, $60M program which began in July 2012 to reline about 20km of wastewater pipes across the State.

Since the Water Corporation program started, almost $25M has been spent on five projects. The remaining $35M will be spent on refurbishing wastewater pipes elsewhere in WA.

The next $5.8M stage of the program will reline 3.2km of wastewater pipes in parts of Inglewood, Midland and Collie.

“The Water Corporation’s work on this program allows them to deliver the quality of service expected by the people of Western Australia, be that in the metro area or in the regions,” Ms Davies said.

“The corporation uses trenchless technology to reline the wastewater pipes, minimising the disturbance to the community and the environment.

“This technology allows the corporation to extend the life of this vital infrastructure by 50 to 70 years, without the need to dig up streets to access the wastewater pipe.”

The relining in Mount Lawley and East Perth is the most recent of a number of projects completed. Others include:

  • $14million to reline 4.5km of wastewater pipes in Fremantle
  • $1million to reline 800m along Wellington Street, Perth
  • $3.1million to reline 1.6km in Northbridge
  • $2.2million to reline 800m along South Street, Fremantle

“It’s exactly this kind of investment which allows the State to continue to grow, at the same time as supporting and protecting our existing communities. I thank the community for their patience and understanding during these vital relining projects,” the Minister said.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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