Sydney Water has invested $2.5 million in ensuring Sydney southeastern areas have a safe and reliable wastewater service, with the completion of repairs to seven maintenance holes on two large wastewater pipes.
Sydney Water worked with contractor Water Infrastructure Group to complete the repairs on the pipes, which date back to the 1890s.
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the work has significantly improved the capacity and life expectancy of the pipes.
“These pipes were built over a hundred years ago and are an essential part of our wastewater infrastructure,” Mr Young said.
“During the work, crews removed 44 tons of silt and debris from inside the pipes, demolished and replaced 3 roof sections and repaired the internal surfaces of all the maintenance holes.
“They also raised a buried maintenance hole 1.5m to the road surface and reinforced some of the holes with stainless steel ring supports.
“This investment will ensure thousands of homes continue to have a reliable wastewater service that protects public health and the environment.”
The work was completed at various locations in Surry Hills, Haymarket, Alexandria and Mascot.
Mr Young said the investment is part of a broader $177.3 million spend across Sydney Water’s water distribution systems and sewer networks for 2012-13.
For more information on how Sydney Water maintains its network, visit sydneywaternews.com
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