16 Dec 2021
St John Street works underway to improve river health
TasWater has commenced upgrade works to the St John Street Sewer Rising Main as part of the Tamar Estuary River Health Action Plan (TE RHAP), which is an initiative of the Launceston City Deal.
The upgrade is a key project identified for accelerated works under the Plan.
The works will benefit the Launceston area by increasing transfer rates during rain events and helping to divert sewage and stormwater away from the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary.
TasWater Capital Delivery Office Planning and Investigation Group Leader Andrew Truscott said the works involve the installation of a new rising main.
“The upgrade will lead to increased pumping rates from the St John Street Sewage Pump Station and the new 450-millimetre in diameter pipeline will be able to transfer greater sewage and stormwater flows to the Ti Tree Bend Sewage Treatment Plant,” he said.
The project is being delivered by Batchelor Civil Contracting, a Tasmanian based company.
“We look forward to bringing this project, along with others under the TE RHAP to life through the collaboration with the Australian and State Governments, City of Launceston Council and other groups under the Launceston City Deal,” Mr Truscott said.
The St John Street Rising Main works are scheduled to be completed early in 2022.