19 December, 2018 11:59
Queensland Urban Utilities has completed a $1.8 million upgrade to the sewerage network in Carseldine. 

The project involved constructing a new sewer main from Beams Rd to Medallion Place Park and building a new maintenance hole at the corner of Beams Rd and Wimbledon Circuit. 

Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said crews used the latest trenchless technology to carry out the upgrade. 

“We used micro-tunnelling to construct the new sewer main to avoid digging up the road, minimising impacts on the community and environment,” she said. 

“This allowed us to avoid road closures on busy Beams Rd during construction and maintain pedestrian and cyclist access.” 

The project also included the decommissioning of the sewerage pump station on the corner of Beams Rd and Chateau St, which is no longer required.

Ms Cull said the project was part of Queensland Urban Utilities’ $315 million capital works program for 2018/19.

“Sewerage is a hidden service but a lot goes on behind the scenes so we can all flush and forget,” she said.

“It’s important that we continue to invest in new infrastructure to ensure the reliability of our network now and into the future.  

“We’d like to thank residents for their patience while we carried out this essential work.”

The project took four months to complete and was delivered ahead of schedule.

About Queensland Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.4 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $2.76 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,384 square kilometres and we employ around 1,100 people.