Queensland Urban Utilities invested $6.5 million to provide Springfield Lakes with almost four kilometres of new water main, which came on line in September 2015.
The upgrade extends the operational life of the local network by at least 60 years. The new sections of pipe are up to 13.5m in length and 600mm in diameter and have been laid in hard rock up to three metres deep.
The project was completed in three stages:
Stage 1: 800m of mild steel pipes installed from the junction of Fossicker Circuit and Springfield Parkway, continuing south to Springfield College Drive.
Stage 2: 1.1km of ductile iron pipes were laid from the junction of Fossicker Circuit and Springfield Parkway, continuing north to Bullocky Place across the park to Sharpless Road, up to Kale Street and ending at the intersection of Cosmos Street.
Stage 3: 2km of polyethylene pipes installed from Springfield Parkway to Springfield Lakes Boulevard.