Queensland Urban Utilities is investing $6.5 million to upgrade an integral part of Springfield’s water network.
Almost four kilometres of large water pipes will be replaced as part of the Springfield Trunk Water Main Replacement Project.
Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said the upgrade will extend the operational life of the local network by at least 60 years.
“Springfield is a rapidly growing community, so it’s essential we invest in local infrastructure to ensure a reliable water supply now and into the future,” she said.
“Trunk mains are particularly important as, like tree trunks, they feed smaller pipes which eventually branch off into residential streets and homes.
“The project is a challenging job. The new sections of pipe are up to 13.5m in length and 600mm in diameter, requiring heavy machinery to be lifted into place.
“In addition, our crews need to excavate hard rock up to three metres deep, right next to one of Springfield’s busiest roads.”
Queensland Urban Utilities will complete the project in three stages:
- Stage 1
800m of mild steel pipes will be installed from the junction of Fossicker Circuit and Springfield Parkway, continuing south to Springfield College Drive.
- Stage 2
1.1km of ductile iron pipes will be laid from the junction of Fossicker Circuit and Springfield Parkway, continuing north to Bullocky Place across the park to Sharpless Rd, up to Kale St and ending at the intersection of Cosmos St.
- Stage 3
2km of polyethylene pipes will be installed from Springfield Parkway to Springfield Lakes Blvd.
Queensland Urban Utilities will undertake the majority of works from Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm.
The project is currently underway and is due to be completed by mid this year, weather permitting.