Guildford and Midland will soon see work begin on wastewater pipes, with Water Corporation using trenchless technology to refurbish the infrastructure and extend its life by at least 50 years.

Water Corporation General Manager, Assets Delivery, Nick Churchill, said the projects formed part of an ongoing program to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the state.

“Around 1.5km of wastewater pipe will be refurbished over the next four months,’’ Mr Churchill said.

“Work will begin in Midland in early June, along The Crescent and Lloyd Street. We will then move to Guildford, with work to take place along James, Fauntleroy and East streets, Great Eastern Highway and beside the Midland Railway line.”

Mr Churchill explained trenchless technology would be used to reline the wastewater pipes wherever possible.

“We use trenchless technology to reline wastewater pipes where possible, to minimise the impact on the community by reducing the need for extensive excavation,” Mr Churchill said.

“The community may notice an increase in activity along impacted pipeline routes, however traffic management will be in place at all times and disruption will be kept to a minimum.

“I thank the community for its patience while we carry out this essential work.’’

The refurbishment projects will be completed in September 2018.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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