Work to refurbish 1.5km of Guildford, Midland water pipes

Work has finished on the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant.
Work has finished on the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant.

WATER Corporation will soon begin work to refurbish wastewater pipes in Guildford and Midland to extend the life of the infrastructure by at least 50 years.

Water Corporation general manager of assets delivery Nick Churchill said the projects formed part of an ongoing program to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the state.

“Around 1.5 kilometres of wastewater pipe will be refurbished over the next four months,’’ he said.

“Work will begin in Midland in early June, along The Crescent and Lloyd Street.

“We will then move to Guildford, with work to take place along James, Fauntleroy and East streets, Great Eastern Highway and beside the Midland Railway line.”

Mr Churchill said trenchless technology would be used to reline the wastewater pipes wherever possible.

“We use trenchless technology to reline wastewater pipes where possible, to minimise the impact on the community by reducing the need for extensive excavation,” he said.

“The community may notice an increase in activity along impacted pipeline routes, however traffic management will be in place at all times and disruption will be kept to a minimum.”

The refurbishment projects will be completed in September 2018.

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