In the last six months Council has upgraded several Sewer Pump Stations to safeguard against dry weather sewer overflows. The work involved installation of large underground reinforced concrete tanks. The tanks provide emergency storage for sewage in the event of mechanical equipment failure and power outages.
Eight of nine sites have been completed to date, including pump stations at: Cawley Close, Cedar Court, Granada Parade, The Serpentine, Bayview Drive, Anderson Street, Central Park and the Airport. The size of the excavations presented a number of challenges for Council’s construction personnel, particularly in highly visible areas such as the Airport building entrance, Cawley Close adjacent to Alstonville High School, and Bayview Drive adjacent to the bike path.
It has been pleasing to see positive reaction from the community, especially regarding the standard of site rehabilitation.