Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Veolia Water Network Services has begun to clean and inspect over 20 kilometres of sewer main across Moss Vale and Bundanoon.
Works began on Monday 21 March 2016.
Council’s Assets Manager Selva Selvaratnam said that in addition to removing built up debris and blockage prevention, the project will help to identify defects within the wastewater system which may lead to increased stormwater and groundwater infiltration into sewer mains.
“Council continues to make a significant investment in wastewater infrastructure to ensure our system is reliable and protects the health of our community and the environment,” Mr Selvaratnam said.
As part of the project, the sewer mains will be jet cleaned and any debris will be taken to the Moss Vale Wastewater Treatment Plant for disposal and processing. A remotely operated video camera (CCTV) will then be used to record the overall condition of the pipe including any defects.
The cleaning and inspection program will target sewer mains servicing approximately 500 properties in the Moss Vale and Bundanoon areas. These areas were chosen following extensive hydraulic flow monitoring and modelling.
Residents in the vicinity of the scheduled cleaning process were notified by letter box drop prior to the commencement of works.
Traffic control will be on site where required and road users are also cautioned to follow the changed traffic conditions.
“We ask that any manholes within the property of customers earmarked for the cleaning are not obstructed and are easily accessible,” Mr Selvaratnam said.
“Property owners will continue to have access to water and wastewater services during the works,” he added.
The project is expected to be completed by end of June 2016.
For more information contact Council’s Assets branch on 4868 0816.