The Belconnen trunk sewer could soon see significant improvements, with Icon Water planning to upgrade the sewer to meet the needs of Canberra’s growing population.
The Belconnen trunk sewer upgrade consists of the installation of 2.4km of pipeline and construction of four new odour control units in the suburbs of Latham, Evatt and Florey. The upgrade works are planned for the next few years and Icon Water is seeking community feedback to help inform the development of these projects.
Icon Water Chief Executive Officer, Ray Hezkial, said, “When the Belconnen trunk sewer was built in 1968 there were about 60,000 people living in Canberra. Today there are over 400,000 people in Canberra and, with significant growth in the Gungahlin area, Icon Water remains focused on ensuring our network continues to serve our community into the future.
“It’s important that the community we serve is involved in how we plan and manage these upgrades, so we strongly encourage any input or feedback to that process.”
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.