Sewer main works in your area starting October 2021
You might not notice a lot of the work we do because most of it is beneath your feet. Every day (and night), we’re maintaining and upgrading the pipes and pumps that keep the sewerage network flowing. With some upcoming night works in South Road, Ludstone Street, Villeroy Street, Castlefield Reserve and the walking track between Castlefield Reserve and Haileybury College, Hampton you might see us (or our contractor Interflow) around.
Here’s what to expect while we get the job done.
Where we will be working
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Location of pipeline to be upgraded
What you might hear and see
Frequently Asked Questions
The Sewer Renewal Program involves replacing or repairing sewer mains. This essential service aims to improve service reliability, reduce public health risks and mitigate the effects of failing sewer mains.
The rehabilitation of the sewer main will:
- Reduce potential spills to the environment
- Improve service reliability
- Reduce maintenance and repair costs
Most works are carried out in four stages:
- Excavation (if required – in most cases digging is not necessary)
- Relining pipe
- Final inspection
On occasion excavation may be required so you may notice truck movement and noise from this initial work. Otherwise all work within the pipe can be accessed through existing manholes and is controlled from ground level. Night works will be required to complete these works and will only be undertaken on the road or nature strip.
Interflow will complete these works on behalf of South East Water.
If the sewer main requiring renewal is located on your property, you will be contacted regarding providing access. Also, you may be asked to stop discharging into the sewer for specified periods. This means that you will have short term use of your toilet, washing machine, shower and other household appliances that use water.
You may also be asked to move your car to enable works to be carried out and you will be notified on the day if this is necessary. To safely undertake these works, traffic conditions may change so please take care when travelling around the construction sites.
No. Your water services will not be disrupted during these works.
The Project Team will reinstate your property and the work area as close as possible to its original condition. We will apply top soil and seed to grassed areas affected by works. Paved surfaces including driveways, footpaths and roads will be temporarily sealed to ensure they are safe for both pedestrians and vehicles until a final reinstatement is completed.
No. There is no cost to the property owner for these works.
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