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Major sewer upgrade project to support growth in Somerset

Major works, expected to start at the end of 2013, will involve construction of a new sewage treatment plant in Fernvale, as well as sewage transportation infrastructure, including a gravity sewer main, two rising sewer mains and two sewerage pumps stations in Fernvale and Lowood.

A spokesperson on behalf of QUU said the Fernvale to Forest Hill Road crossing, the Brisbane Valley Highway and a section of gravity main under Ferny Gully will be undertaken using trenchless techniques, which will likely be completed by auger boring or pipe jacking.

QUU is still tendering for the major works, which are expected to be completed in 2015.

QUU Chief Executive Officer Louise Dudley said the upgrade project was a critical investment in Somerset’s future.

“QUU’s Lowood and Fernvale Sewer Upgrade Project will increase the network’s capacity to cater for projected population growth up to 2024.”

The Lowood and Fernvale Sewer Upgrade Project is part of QUU’s $A3.2 billion 10-year capital works program.

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