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Water Corp plans trenchless improvement of regional water supply

Water Corporation has outlined a new AU$10.8 million project to improve water supply to Northampton and Geraldton, including the use of drilling to install water mains under the Chapman River.

A new 10.7 km water supply main will be built from a pump station along Edward Road in Meru, connecting to the existing water tank off Chapman Valley Road in Moresby.

After the majority of the water main is constructed within the road reserves along the planned route, Power on Cabling will undertake the drilling of two sections of water main under the Chapman River in October 2018.

The company will commence drilling on the southern side of the river to create the required trenches for the proposed mains, before the actual mains are pulled from the northern end of the river underneath the river bed.

Approximately 400 m of pipe for both drills will be welded and strung on rollers above the ground and adjacent to the bank, before they are pulled through the trench.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said this was just one water investment in the region.

“We plan to invest AU$56.9 million in water and wastewater infrastructure in the Mid West region in 2018–19 alone,” he said.

“These projects will not only improve the water supply and reliability of the area, but go on to support WA jobs and local businesses.”

The project is expected to generate approximately 50 jobs and be completed in late 2018.

For more information visit the Water Corporation website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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