“Collapse of sewer mains can lead to the surcharge of raw sewerage through manholes to uncontrolled locations causing major disruption to daily operations while staff establish by-pass pumping, repair the collapse and contain and clean up the overflow. Such incidents must also be reported to the EPA,” Mr Tory said.
“Council is pro-active in trying to avoid such incidents and relining is seen as the most economical option, effectively renewing the pipe without the need for costly excavation or by-pass pumping. There are approximately 210 metres of main to be relined. By this method the existing pipe becomes a host to the new pipe with the relining estimated to last approximately 80 years,
“These pipes are the main feed to the Extended Aeration Tank (EAT) process which receives approximately 60% of the sewerage treated at the plant and produces a superior quality effluent than does the Trickling Filter Plant. The EAT is also designed to receive wet weather flows,” he continued.
“It is LPSC’s policy to provide safe, effective and resource efficient environmentally friendly sewerage systems utilising best practice principals,” Mr Tory concluded.
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