Gosford Council has awarded the tender for the refurbishment of a sewer pump station at Hardys Bay.

The tender was awarded to local company Carey Constructions Pty Ltd, who beat out four other tenderers.

Gosford City Council is currently delivering an extensive Sewage Pump Station Upgrade Program as part of its commitment to protect public health and the environment by improving the reliability, capacity and performance of the region’s sewer network.  In this program, the upgrading of SPS HB1, located at the corner of Araluen Drive and Owanda Crescent Hardys Bay is considered critical.

Reliability of the station has decreased substantially with maintenance of the pumps and other equipment increasing.  Pumps have been failing frequently in recent times. Complete failure of the station would increase the risk of Dry Weather Sewage Overflows.  Under the operating licence for the Council, no Dry Weather Overflow is allowed and substantial penalties apply.

The main components of works include but are not limited to:

  • Replacement of all four existing pumps (two in the wet well and two in the dry well) in the station.
  • Replacement of all pipework in the wet well, dry well and between both wells.
  • Replacement of the existing Switch and Control gear Assembly (SCA).
  • Providing protective coating to the internal surfaces of the wet well.
  • Providing new computer flooring in the Switchboard room.
  • All other necessary works such as traffic control, WH&S, station bypass, removal and  disposal of site spoil, and site restoration.
  • Testing and commissioning of the new pumps and placing the station into service.

The Contract Period is twelve weeks with work scheduled to commence in February 2013.

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