You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time-to-time we need to upgrade your local water and wastewater network.
A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) platform includes software and devices to enable Urban Utilities to control, monitor and manage local sewage, water and waste-water networks. A modern SCADA platform will also enables us to gather real-time network information so that we can develop and deliver safe and efficient water and wastewater services.
The SCADA Program is implementing updates to Urban Utilities' SCADA Platform so that we can continue to meet our operational and regulatory obligations and ensure we can provide safe, reliable and efficient water and wastewater services.
The SCADA Program is a partnership between Urban Utilities and John Holland As our delivery partner, John Holland will undertake installation, commissioning and upgrade activities on the water and wastewater networks in the Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley regions.
Urban Utilities and our delivery partner John Holland wiill undertake SCADA upgrade works at various sites within the Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley regions. These upgrade works may include the commissioning of new switchboards and the supply and installation of new equipment and componentry.
Project delivery and work hours
Upgrade works will be delivered progressively, with works at each site expected to take up to one week to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.
Sites have been completed at Fernvale, Esk, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah.
New sites will commence in October and November 2023 in Laidley.
Most of the work will be done during the day, between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. There may also be occasional work on Saturdays or after-hours at various stages of the project.
We will notify the community in advance if night work or additional working hours are required.
What to expect during construction?
- Commissioning-related noise and minor dust from equipment and vehicle movements
- Some footpath access and on-street parking may be temporarily unavailable at some locations
- Changed traffic conditions and possible lane/road closures around work sites, with traffic management in place to manage traffic flow and maintain property access
- Possible temporary water outages. Customers will be notified at least 3 working days prior to any planned temporary disruption to water supply
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will be notified at least 3 working days before any temporary water shutdowns
- Possible generator usage to provide temporary power supply to switchboards during the commissioning process
- Possible night work with safety lighting and noise and machinery
- Dialysis patients - Queensland Health will be notified at least 3 working days before any temporary water shutdowns.