• 4.2km of wastewater pipe to be refurbished
  • $3.5 million project to extend the life of the pipes by at least 50 years
  • Trenchless technology used where possible to reduce impact on the community 

The Water Corporation will soon begin work to refurbish wastewater pipes in parts of Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove, which is expected to extend the life of this important infrastructure by at least 50 years.

Water Minister Mia Davies said the $3.5 million State Government project formed part of an ongoing program of work to reline and refurbish wastewater pipes across the State.

"About 4.2 kilometres of wastewater pipes along a number of streets in Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove will be refurbished in different stages over the next five months,'' Ms Davies said.

The corporation uses trenchless technology to reline wastewater pipes where possible. This technology avoids the need for extensive excavation to access the wastewater pipes, which keeps disruption to the community and road users to a minimum.

The work will start on Irvine Street in Peppermint Grove and continue in stages to North, Jarrad, Palmerston and Warton streets.

 
The Minister said the corporation would work closely with local residents to keep them informed before work began in their area.
"Residents will notice an increase in activity along the pipeline route, however traffic management will be in place at all times and disruption will be kept to a minimum,'' she said.
"I want to thank the residents in advance for their patience while the corporation carries out this work."

For more information about this project, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au

Fact File

  • The corporation manages more than 16,000km of wastewater mains across WA - with more than 12,000km in the Perth metropolitan area
  • Every year, the corporation collects, treats and safely disposes of about 167.5 billion litres of wastewater
  • Wastewater is 99.97% water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines 

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Contact: Minister's office - 6552 5500