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$770,000 upgrades boosts remote SA community

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SA Water recently completed upgrades to wastewater infrastructure at Pipalyatjara in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

The $770,000 project will better support increased demand from more local housing and improve environmental performance of the remote community’s wastewater pump station.

SA Water’s senior manager of production and treatment Paul Bendotti said the upgrade involved construction of a sewer pump station, along with installation of a larger 1.5km sewer main.

“More houses being built in Pipalyatjara put a strain on our wastewater network, so we needed to upgrade the pump station to ensure it can take on additional sewage and minimise the risk of overflows,” Bendotti said.

“We also put in place improved remote monitoring systems, to enable a quicker response to any incidents.”

SA Water manages water supplies and/or wastewater disposal systems in 13 Aboriginal communities and government facilities in the APY Lands, including Indulkana, Mimili, Kaltjiti (Fregon), Umuwa, Pukatja (Ernabella), Yunyarinyi (Kenmore Park), Amata, Pipalyatjara, Kalka, Kanpi, Nyapari, Murputja and Watinuma.

Following the completion of construction in Pipalyatjara, SA Water has begun early planning works to upgrade wastewater infrastructure at Yalata, including to the treatment plant and pump station to better manage increased sewage inflows.

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