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Council to undertake smoke testing of sewers

May 31, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to begin a smoke-testing program across Moss Vale, Berrima and East Bowral over the coming months. The program involves Council’s contractor pumping an odourless smoke or dense mist into the sewerage system to detect faults and illegal connections. “Smoke testing is a common maintenance technique we use to identify potential...

Council wastewater project result exceeds expectations

October 27, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

A Wingecarribee Shire Council project to replace old and damaged sewer mains has seen a massive reduction in wastewater discharged into local waterways. More than 180 million litres of wastewater per year is expected to be reduced from the Bowral catchment area as a result of a $1.65 million joint renewal project with WaterNSW. Council’s...

Council continues to invest in wastewater infrastructure

March 24, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

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...

Robertson Sewerage Scheme connection reminder

August 26, 2014Posted in: Environment

On the first anniversary of the opening of the Robertson Sewerage Scheme, Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents not yet connected to do so as soon as possible. “Residents were initially encouraged to connect to the scheme by the 30 June this year,” said Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager of Operations, Finance and Corporate, Barry...

Council secures SCA grant for Bowral

May 12, 2014Posted in: Environment

The local environment is set to receive a massive boost after Council secured a successful grant from the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) designed to improve the water quality in the Bowral area. Council’s Water Asset Coordinator, Stace Lewer, explained the significance of the grant. “Combined with Council’s own contribution, this grant from the SCA will...

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