Western Water’s newest sewer pump station at Aintree is now operational, making it the largest pump station in the utility’s network.
The $4.8 million station pumps 185L of sewage per second, making it the largest capacity sewer pump station in Western Water’s network.
Aintree has a population of 3,500 and is growing fast. The pump station is critical new infrastructure, enabling homes to be connected directly to Western Water’s network and ensuring it meets the demand for essential sewer services.
The project is one of several recent investments in the Rockbank area, with Western Water spending over $27.5 million in the past 24 months.
Earlier in 2019, Western Water constructed a 3km-long sewer pipe ($5 million) that connects into the Aintree SPS and built the 1km-long Deanside water main ($1.5 million) that will provide drinking water for this new suburb, which is forecast to reach nearly 30,000 people in the next 30 years.
In 2018, Western Water built the nearby Rockbank Sewer Pump Station ($3.8 million), which pumps 150L per second; a new 8.1km sewer pipeline from Rockbank to the Melton Recycled Water Plant ($3.5 million); and a new 5.5km water pipe along Leakes Road, Rockbank ($4.5 million).
Western Water invested $70 million in capital works in 2018/19 and is forecast to spend $82 million in 2019/20 to support growing communities in its service region.