Network improves efficiency
UNITYWATER is putting the finishing touches to a new 15m deep sewage pumping station at Duck Holes Creek.
It’s the final stage of a six-year long upgrade of the greater Caloundra area’s sewerage network.
Unitywater Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions Scott Barnes said Unitywater had invested $30 million across five major infrastructure projects to ensure the area’s sewerage network will meet the needs of a growing population.
The upgraded sewerage network services Caloundra, Golden Beach, Aura, Pelican Waters, Little Mountain and Bellvista.
As well as the new pumping station, works have included new sewer mains in central Caloundra, a new odour control facility in Aroona and relining the Kalana Road sewerage main.
Along Nicklin Way, between Caloundra and Aroona, a new sewerage pipeline was built using the longest horizontal directional drill of its kind in Australia.
All new infrastructure is in service with the exception of Duck Holes Creek, expected to be complete by the end of the year.