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TasWater commences relining program

Over the coming months, TasWater is carrying out an extensive sewer pipe relining program across the state to improve the network’s reliability.

The sewer main renewals will update old pipes to reduce likelihood of breaks, blockages and bursts occurring throughout the network, which will result in improved reliability for customers.

TasWater Capital Delivery Office Project Manager Kevin Douglas said the works will begin south of Hobart and will be carried out with the help of Tasmanian contractor, Nu-Jet.

“Following CCTV inspections of sewer lines, we are commencing work on approximately 16 kilometres of pipe work from Kingborough through to the city and surrounding suburbs, along with the Eastern Shore and Upper Derwent area,” said Mr Douglas.

“The technology being employed to undertake the relining means the pipes do not need to be completely removed from the ground, ensuring a cost-effective approach and minimal disruption for the community.”

The program forms part of TasWater’s 10-year, $1.8 billion capital works program that will provide vital upgrades and improvements to the utility’s infrastructure.

The sewer pipe renewal program will take approximately three years to complete.

For more information visit the TasWater website.

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