SA Water is installing around 5km of sewer main and building two wastewater pump stations to connect around 2,500 properties in several new housing developments in Angle Vale to its sewer network.
The new infrastructure will replace a temporary tankering facility, which local residents currently discharge into, before the sewage is transported to SA Water’s Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant.
SA Water’s General Manager of Customer and Commercial, Kerry Rowlands, said the upgrade aims to better manage sewage flow and odour, and cater for forecast population growth in the area.
“A permanent sewer connection will provide residents a safe and reliable wastewater service, and significantly reduce the level of odour generated by the current tankering setup,” Ms Rowlands said.
“We will decommission and remove the temporary facility once the new section of pipe is connected and transporting sewage from local properties.
“It’s important that our customers then do their part to keep the sewer system flowing, by only flushing the three Ps – pee, poo and (toilet) paper – down the toilet.”
Work will start this month on Heaslip Road – between Green Court and Angle Vale Road – and continue south from early January 2021. Construction will typically occur overnight from Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 6am, to minimise disruption to people travelling through the area.
“For the safety of our people and commuters, we ask residents and road users to please take note of the localised traffic management in place while our works are underway,” Ms Rowlands said.
“Residents living near the area slated first for sewer main installation have been notified, and we will progressively provide information to more properties as works proceed along Heaslip and Curtis Roads.
“We’re also committed to minimising any impacts to the community during construction, such as dust or noise caused by the use of heavy machinery and increased vehicle movement in and out of the worksite.”
SA Water said it expects the complex works to take around eight to nine months to complete.
This project is separate to other nearby SA Water works underway, involving the installation of wastewater and water mains to accommodate the under-construction Angle Vale B-12 school.