The Water Corporation has announced a wastewater project which will refurbish 4.2km of wastewater pipes in western Perth using trenchless technology.

The $3.5million project will extend the life of the wastewater pipes in Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove by at least 50 years.

Western Australian Water Minister, Mia Davies, said the project formed part of an ongoing program of work to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the state.

“About 4.2km of wastewater pipes along a number of streets in Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove will be refurbished in different stages over the next five months,” Ms Davies said.

The Water Corporation will use trenchless technology to reline wastewater pipes where possible to avoid the need for extensive excavation and reduce disruption to the community.

The project will begin on Irvine Street in Peppermint Grove and continue in stages to North, Jarrad, Palmerston and Warton streets.

Ms Davies said the corporation will work closely with local residents to keep them informed before work begins in their area.

“Residents will notice an increase in activity along the pipeline route, however traffic management will be in place at all times and disruption will be kept to a minimum,” Ms Davies said.

The Water Corporation currently manages more than 16,000km of wastewater mains across Western Australia – with more than 12,000km in the Perth metropolitan area.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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