An $A5.2 million trenchless program, which commenced in 2002, continues to deliver cost effective results upgrading the Rockhampton region’s sewer networks. The project also guarantees minimal disruption to residents and the surrounding environment.
The innovative sewer rehabilitation program incorporates CCTV inspections and condition assessments in Rockhampton and Yeppoon, and has received national recognition in Water Engineering Australia as well as winning an award for an industry presentation on sewer rehabilitation.
Priority has been given to rehabilitation and preventative maintenance of Rockhampton’s sewer trunk mains (of less than 225 mm diameter), as these were likely to cause the greatest inconvenience to residents if blockages or water infiltration occurred. Additional relining jobs will be identified from the 120 km of CCTV investigation being undertaken in sewers in Rockhampton and 10 km in Yeppoon.
Fitzroy River Water Project Supervisor, Major Projects, Neville L’Oste-Brown won the Actizyme Prize for Best Platform Paper by an Operator for his presentation, Rehabilitation of Sewers for the Future at the 35th Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Workshop and Exhibition held in Rockhampton recently. Neville is donating his $A1,000 prize money to the Prostate Cancer Council and has been invited to present his paper to the Victorian Water Industry Operators Association Conference.