A 40-YEAR-OLD sewerage pipe in Kangaroo Bay is set to be replaced by TasWater after springing a number of leaks.
The pipe, running underground from Bellerive to Rosny, has transported sewage to the Rosny Point sewerage treatment plant since 1967.
A recently completed condition assessment confirmed the pipe needed to be replaced as soon as possible.
TasWater chief executive officer Michael Brewster said he had prioritised the urgent renewal of this pipeline.
“The replacement of the pipe is a top priority and we intend to replace it as soon as we have the design and planning complete and a contractor in place,” he said.
The design and planning process is underway with three options under consideration as part of the company’s community consultation program.
One option sees the new pipe replace the existing subsea pipeline, while two other options take the pipe around the bay adjacent to the foreshore.
Project manager for the pipeline’s replacement David Clifford said the engagement process had greatly assisted TasWater in understanding community preferences.
“It has informed us of the issues and concerns of the local residents who live in the vicinity of the pipeline and they will be taken into account,” he said.
“The community’s opinions will be combined with other information we obtain from our consultants and from within TasWater in order to make the best decision for everyone in both the long and short-term.”
It is hoped construction will begin by mid-2018 and will take up to eight-weeks to complete.
TasWater will keep the community updated on progress.
If you have any queries in relation to the new sewerage pipeline, please contact TasWater on 136 992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: TasWater community engagement officer Ivan Zwart, left, with Kangaroo Bay pipeline project manager David Clifford.