Water Corp to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Two Rocks and Yanchep


Lizele Moniz (project manager) and Chantelle Blight (community engagement advisor). Picture: Martin Kennealey d478868
Lizele Moniz (project manager) and Chantelle Blight (community engagement advisor). Picture: Martin Kennealey d478868

WATER Corporation will upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Two Rocks and Yanchep over the next 12 months.

Assets delivery general manager Nick Churchill said the $8.6 million project would cater for population growth within the City of Wanneroo.

“This important project ensures for decades to come residents will have access to reliable wastewater services to safely remove wastewater from their homes to be treated,’’ he said.

The utility will build 4.2km of wastewater main, starting near the intersection of Lisford Avenue and Sovereign Drive this month, and continuing south along Two Rocks Road.

It plans to build another 2km of wastewater main along the road reserve for the future extension of Marmion Avenue in Yanchep.

Mr Churchill said the project also included building a below ground wastewater pump station on Charnwood Reserve and upgrade of the existing Abrolhos Close wastewater pump station.

“People may notice an increase in activity particularly as we work along Two Rocks Road, however traffic management will be in place at all times to ensure the safety of our crews and the public,’’ he said.

The upgrade is expected to take around 12 months to complete.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on January 29, Two Rocks resident Rainer Breitfeld voiced concerns about what might happen if the pump station overflowed, perhaps as a result of a power failure.

Mr Breitfeld asked the group to contact Water Corporation to find out what precautions it had taken to prevent overflows.

Mr Churchill told the Times the pump stations would be fitted with underground emergency overflow storage tanks to increase storage capacity during the commissioning process, and in the event of a power failure.

“Pump stations are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week and real-time monitoring ensures any issues are responded to quickly, to minimise any impact on our customers or the environment,” he said.

For more information, visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/ongoing-works.

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