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SA Water awards sewer upgrade contract

SA Water has awarded Fulton Hogan a AU$12 million contract to upgrade a sewer in Adelaide’s northwest.

The project involves the refurbishment of the Largs North Wastewater Pump Station and the installation of a 4.5 km sewer main from Largs North to the Ethelton Wastewater Pump Station.

The new pipeline, which will support population growth and improve odour management in the area, will be installed using directional boring in order to limit disruption to residents and nearby traffic.

“The existing facilities, while currently fit for purpose, won’t be able to meet an expected increase in demand on our sewer network brought on by growing urban developments such as Newport Quays and new industry in the northern parts of the Le Fevre Peninsula,” said SA Water General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie.

“Our Largs North Wastewater Pump Station currently has the capacity to transport around 75 L of sewage per second.

“The upgrade will allow this to increase by around 40 per cent to 106 L/s.

“By upgrading the local network, we are reducing the likelihood of odour and overflow issues that new connections can cause, through improving the network’s reliability and environmental performance.

“We are ensuring we continue to support good public health outcomes through appropriate sewage management.”

The project is part of SA Water’s commitment to meet community expectations by effectively managing odour, noise and environmental requirements for sewer infrastructure across the state.

Work on the project, which is part of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, is scheduled to begin this month and is anticipated to take 12 months to complete.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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