The Western Australian Government has used trenchless technology to complete a renewal of 6km of wastewater pipes in Victoria Park, extending the life of the pipes by almost 50 years.
WA Water Minister Mia Davies said the $6million project formed part of an ongoing Water Corporation program to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the State.
“Wastewater pipes in Victoria Park and East Victoria Park have been refurbished, extending the life of this vital infrastructure by at least 50 years,” Ms Davies said.
The Water Corporation used trenchless technology to reline existing wastewater pipes where possible.
This technology avoids the need for extensive excavation to access the pipes, which keeps disruption to the community and road users to a minimum.
Ms Davies said the Water Corporation worked closely with residents throughout the duration of the project to reduce the inconvenience to the local community.
To date, the Water Corporation’s wastewater main refurbishment program has successfully refurbished about 110km of wastewater pipeline across Western Australia since 2006.
This work helps prevent pipeline corrosion and reduce the likelihood of blockages.