Sewer upgrade works in your area starting February 2021
You might not notice a lot of the work we do because most of it is beneath your feet. Every day, we’re maintaining and upgrading the pipes and pumps that keep sewage flowing, so you can always rely on us when you need to flush or send water down the drain.
With some upcoming works in Beluga Street, Mount Eliza here’s what to expect while we get the job done.
Where we will be working
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Location of Beluga Street Pump Station
Source: Imagery © 2021 Nearmap
Location of manholes and eduction truck routes
Existing Beluga Street Pump Station
What you might hear and see
Frequently Asked Questions
We manage a proactive infrastructure program which involves replacing, maintaining and upgrading the existing water and sewerage infrastructure above and below ground, so you can always rely on us when you need a drink, a bath, to wash the clothes or dishes and every time you flush or send water down the drain.
Pump stations play an important role in providing efficient sewerage services. There are currently more than 275 pump stations in South East Water's network area, although this is constantly changing as we upgrade our assets to cater for the needs of a growing population. We are upgrading the pump station at Beluga Street, Mount Eliza to ensure reliability of the sewerage network.
A pump station is a necessary piece of infrastructure on a sewerage network. It transfers wastewater from low lying areas to higher ones within the network, so that it can ultimately continue its journey to the Water Recycling Plant.
The current pump station at Beluga Street is mostly situated in and under an existing brick building.
Some of the underground pipework at the pump station is nearing the end of its life. Following recent emergency repairs, two critical sections of pipe will be replaced as part of this project.
Most of the new assets will be below ground how ever there will be some new above ground pipework. This will be behind the pump station and will not be visible.
It is not anticipated that any noticeable odour will be detected from the upgraded pump station.
No noticeable increase in noise will be evident from the pump station upon completion of the upgrade. The upgraded pump station is de signed to meet noise level limits set by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Jaydo Construction has been appointed to undertake the works.
It is anticipated that the pump station will be accessed once every month for maintenance.
South East Water has to comply with regulations from the EPA, Department of Health and other Government agencies to ensure all assets and infrastructure meet legal and statutory requirements in regards to public safety and to ensure the health and wellbeing of maintenance staff.
Construction is anticipated to commence in mid to late February and will take approximately four months to complete (weather permitting).
Normal construction hours are between 7 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm (weather permitting). On occasion we may need to work outside these hours for safety or technical reasons.
During construction you may notice:
- More trucks on the streets around you
- Temporary site office and storage area within
the pump station boundary
- Traffic management will be in place to safely
guide vehicles and pedestrians around the work
- Eduction is the process of diverting
wastewater away from the pump station, and
this will occur at times throughout the project
at the following times:
- One day in late February
- One day in early March
- Two consectutive days in late March or
There are no anticipated impacts on your water or sewerage services as a result of these works.
Please see map below for eduction truck routes.
During eduction, trucks will drive to and from the pump station every hour to collect wastewater and transport it to three nearby manholes (see map overleaf). In addition, four trucks will be set up next to 2A Beluga Street and along Cobb Road. Traffic management will be in place along Beluga Street, Volitans Avenue and Cobb Road.
Pedestrian access will be blocked off on the western side of the pump station.
You will be notified five business days prior to each eduction. Education days will not occur on Mondays, Fridays or weekends. Please do not park your vehicle on the road adjacent to properties 1-13 Beluga Street, or along Cobb Road.
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