TasWater has completed upgrades to the Wellington Street Sewer Pump Station (SPS) in George Town, which is set to improve reliability.

TasWater Capital Delivery Office (CDO) Project Delivery Group Leader, Fred Eggleston, said the upgrades ensure the pump station can manage current and future demand.

“Now the works have been completed, we have a better performing pump station in George Town,” Mr Eggleston said.

The Wellington Street SPS pumps all the sewage from Low Head and most of the sewage from George Town to the George Town Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Bell Bay.

“The pump station is vital to the region, ensuring it is safe and reliable now and into the future is important; we are glad the project is now complete,” Mr Eggleston said.

In addition, the upgrades will lead to a reduction in the likelihood of environmental overflows from the site and the pump station itself will now be safer for TasWater staff maintaining the infrastructure.

Initially the works were earmarked for completion in July but works wrapped up on site in March.

“The final stages of work were completed a lot quicker than originally planned,” Mr Eggleston said.

“The work included a temporary bypass pumping arrangement, work on the remaining well structure and the effective and efficient completion of electrical and telecommunication activities on site.”

Overall, the project included the installation of new pipework above and below ground and work to increase the pump station’s longevity, the installation of a new roof and the revitalisation of the fencing and external finishes.

The works ensure the pump station can handle increased population and development growth in the area.

“We thank the community for their patience while we delivered this upgrade which will support the growth of the George Town community,” Mr Eggleston said. 

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