Project overview

Part of the Rochedale Development Area had previously been approved for dual supply of drinking and recycled water.

In June 2013, Seqwater and the Queensland Government decided to place the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme in care and maintenance mode. The scheme is not currently producing water as South East Queensland is experiencing a high level of water security, which is expected to continue over the next decade and beyond.

The redundant recycled (purple) water meters will be removed and the recycled water pipes will either be:

  1. Used to carry potable water for drinking and fire-fighting OR
  2. Capped where not required.

What's happening?

1.  Construction activities to flush pipes, remove meters and switch supply pipe

  • Preliminary work involves flushing and cleaning the recycled water pipes.
  • We will then progressively remove the recycled water meters and switch supply to the larger recycled water pipes.
  • Work to remove the meter, switch supply and backfill the hole at individual properties will take two days to complete (subject to ground and weather conditions).
  • Work will be completed in stages in a section of streets over a four to six week period, with crews working in each street for about one week.
  • Working hours will be 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
What can I expect?
  • Crews will flush and clean the recycled water pipes. Flushed water will be released into the stormwater system and residents may notice excess run-off in the street. Water supply to households (drinking water) will not be affected as a result of the flushing.
  • Construction-related noise and dust during activities such as digging, hammering, backfilling and compacting.
  • Changed traffic conditions at some locations during work on pipes located under the road.
  • If property or vehicle access is impacted (i.e. meter is located in driveway), we will work with residents to ensure timely advice is provided and access arrangements are in place prior to the start of work.
  • A water outage for up to 30 minutes will occur during the water supply switch. The plumber will door knock in advance, before shutting off the water.
  • We will restore sites as close to the original condition as possible over the coming weeks, once work in the area has been completed.
Locations:
Streets
Work starts
Status
Kangaroo Court, Parklands Circuit, Platypus Circuit, Wallaby Parade, Wombat Crescent W/C 4 April 2016
Complete
Obrist Place, English Place, Katie Circuit W/C 26 April 2016
Complete
Cooper Crescent, Francis Avenue W/C 23 May 2016
Complete
2.  Construction activities to remove meters and cap pipes

  • We will progressively remove the recycled water meters and cap the pipes.
  • Work to remove the meter, cap the pipe and backfill the hole at individual properties will take one day to complete (subject to weather and ground conditions).
  • Our crews will be working in a section of streets for about two weeks.
  • Working hours will be 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
What can I expect?
  • Construction-related noise and dust during activities such as digging, hammering, backfilling and compacting.
  • Changed traffic conditions at some locations during work on pipes located under the road.
  • If property or vehicle access is impacted (i.e. meter is located in driveway), we will work with residents to ensure timely advice is provided and access arrangements are in place prior to the start of work.
  • We will restore sites as close to the original condition as possible over the coming weeks, once work in the area has been completed.

Locations:
Streets
Work starts
Status
Eagle Parade, Osprey Lane, Kestrel Street
W/C 4 April 2016
Complete
Honeyeater Parade, Finch Place, Hillcrest Street, Resurge Street, Plateau Place
W/C 18 April 2016
Complete
Aspire Street, Soar Street, Altitude Street, Arise Boulevard, Phoenix Street W/C 26 April 2016 Complete
Skyview Avenue, McDermott Street W/C 13 May 2016
Complete
Cooper Crescent W/C 23 May 2016
Complete

What to do before and after a water shutdown

    Residents will be notified at least 48 hours prior to any water shuts of one hour or more. If a temporary water shutdown is scheduled to allow us to work on the mains, we suggest you:

    • Store an adequate amount of water to meet your needs
    • Turn off taps
    • Do not use washing machines, dishwashers or other appliances that use water

    Following this work, you may notice some temporary discolouration to your water, as water pressure and flow testing along with turning the water supply off and on again can stir up sediment in water pipes. If you notice discolouration please:

    • Turn on the tap at the front of your property (usually located in the garden) until the water runs clear. We recommend you water your garden with this water.
    • Avoid washing light coloured clothes until the water is clear as discolouration may stain clothes.

For more information or to report issues or concerns during construction, please call 1800 071 230.