Several suburbs within New South Wales’ Hawkesbury district are set to receive upgrades to their sewer pump stations as part of a $600,000 project to provide long-term operational reliability.

The upgrades at the Windsor Downs and Mulgrave Sewer Pump Stations will commence in March 2020 and are part of a project to improve the collection and transfer of sewage to the wastewater treatment facilities.

The project is being funded by the Hawkesbury City Council using funds set aside for the renewal of vital assets.

The project will include the installation of new backup generators, switchboard upgrades and platform upgrades.

The work has been identified as necessary in Council’s 2019/2020 Operational Plan as part of Council’s asset management program to better protect the environment and meet compliance requirements.

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Barry Calvert, said the Wastewater Operations project will benefit the community by managing the Council’s assets with a long-term focus.

“This new infrastructure will be delivered to address our community’s current and future utility infrastructure needs which are part of ‘Our Assets’ under the Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017-2036,” Mr Calvert said.

Once completed, the work will provide effective and efficient control of the pump stations with backup power available in the event of potential power failures and greater protection of Council sewer assets in times of floods up to the one in 100 year flood level.

It is projected that the sewer pump upgrades will be completed by July 2020.

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