is heated on a special trailer folded onto it self and inserted into the
existing pipe through manhole access points. The pipe is then winched from one
manhole point to the next. Once the pipe is in place steam injectors are used
to expand the pipe to the size of the existing pipe. The final outcome is a new
sewer line with a 50 year design life at a fraction of the cost of replacing
the existing pipe.
investigation has identified that our aging sewer mains require essential
maintenance. Council has approved a relining process which restores these sewer
pipes with a new smooth, joint less inner liner to allow for more effective and
efficient delivery of sewerage to our treatment works. Sewer relining is a ‘no
dig’ pipe maintenance method that minimises disruption to residents and
businesses. Council has engaged Abergeldie Watertech to complete this work.
Watertech will commence work 23rd April 2018 and continue working
over a 20 week period. The sewer relining program follows a three step process:
and cleaning of sewer pipes
of sewer lining
of completed job
are advised that during the time of cleaning and relining, work trucks will
frequent the area and workers will require access to some backyards to access
manholes and inspection points. Affected residents will be notified
individually of this requirement.
For further information please see Council’s
website or call our Customer Service Centre during business hours on (02) 6578
7290 or after hours on (02) 6572 1400