HDD under Lake Glenmaggie

The pipelines will connect Glenmaggie township with Glenmaggie Point and also Glenmaggie Point with Coongulla as part of the new reticulated sewerage scheme.

The highly specialised drilling operation has taken engineers many months of planning and preparation to ensure the drilling activity can be accomplished prior to Christmas.

Part of the planning process involved Gippsland Water working together with Southern Rural Water to develop an environmental management plan to ensure minimal impact on the local environment.

Gippsland Water Acting Managing Director Tony Staley said he was pleased with how the project was progressing.

“Modern construction techniques such as the under-lake drilling can lessen the impact on the local environment, which is particularly important in this case because the aim of building the sewerage scheme is to address the environmental and health issues associated with the existing septic tank systems located within the towns,” he said.

Once complete, the under-lake pipe will join Glenmaggie, Glenmaggie Point and Coongulla together so that the reticulation network can attach to the Ryan’s Road Pump Station, also currently under construction.

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