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Work starts on $A3 million Queensland sewer project

A new 4.8 km sewer pipe is being installed to ensure the sewerage network has the capacity to cater for future development in the area.

“The 250 mm diameter pipes will be installed using a combination of open trenching and microtunnelling technology,” said Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) Major Projects and Commercial Services General Manager Mike Griffiths.

Mr Griffiths said QUU was committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability and efficiency of the region’s sewerage infrastructure.

“It’s important we extend the sewerage system’s operational life and improve the reliability of the local network,” he said.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of July 2014, weather permitting.

The first stage of construction is underway in Treatment Plant Road, Gatton. Work will then continue in stages to minimise the impact to the local community.

The investment is part of QUU’s $A3.2 billion 10-year capital works investment in south east Queensland.

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