Queensland Urban Utilities is upgrading Canungra’s water network to boost the capacity to fight fires as the population increases.

The Canungra Water Main Renewal project involves decommissioning sections of water pipes and replacing them with new ones.

Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said a total of more than two kilometres of pipes, ranging from 150mm to 300mm in diameter, will be installed throughout the township.

“The works will ensure that as the community grows, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service can continue to access a sufficient water supply in case of a fire,” she said.

“The upgrade, due to be completed by June 2015, will also improve the reliability of the water network to cater for a growing population.”

“Our crews are currently installing 550m of pipe along Coburg Rd, between Beaudesert-Nerang Rd and Lamington National Park Rd.”

“The next job will be laying around 180m of new water pipes along the length of Franklin St.”

Queensland Urban Utilities has already installed new water pipes along:

  • Pine St, between Finch and Jerome Sts – 570m;
  • Appel St, between Franklin and Tamborine Sts – 55m;
  • Tamborine St – 125m; and
  • Kidston St, from Tamborine St to the water reservoir – 470m.

Queensland Urban Utilities has also started a $310,000 upgrade to the sewerage network at Aratula.

770m of new larger sewer pipes will be laid near the corner of the Cunningham Hwy and Sawmill Rd.

The project, due to be completed by Christmas, will ensure the sewerage network caters for future development in the area.

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