With the recent release of the movie It about an evil clown living in a stormwater drain, Manjimup locals can be forgiven for being intrigued about work about to start on the town’s wastewater system.


Water Corporation’s South West Regional Manager, John Janssen, reassured the community it was all part of a detailed assessment of the wastewater system.


“We are using a remote controlled video camera to inspect part of the town’s wastewater system, to identify if it is in need of maintenance,” Mr Janssen said.


“Manjimup’s wastewater system has been developed and extended over decades, and the video inspection will allow us to see the condition of more than 15 kilometres of pipes.


“To inspect the pipes the video camera, equipped with lights and mounted on a remote controlled vehicle, is lowered into the wastewater main, via an access chamber. An operator then drives the camera through the wastewater main to inspect and provide video footage of its condition.


Remote controlled video cameras are used in the metropolitan area and across the world, however this is the first major inspection program in the south west.


“This all forms part of our commitment to ensure the wastewater system is working efficiently and effectively.”


Did you know?

  • Wastewater is 99.97 per cent water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines.

  • Manjimup’s wastewater system consists of 52 kilometres of wastewater mains.

  • There are six wastewater pump stations that transfer wastewater from homes to the local wastewater treatment plant for safe processing and disposal.

  • 100 per cent of Manjimup’s wastewater is reused to irrigate a Water Corporation woodlot and the grounds of the Manjimup Country Club in summer.

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