Queensland Urban Utilities is investing more than $5 million in a three year program to improve the integrity and reliability of Rosewood’s sewerage system, helping to reduce sewage overflows, ensuring the system has capacity to cater for future development.
Queensland Urban Utilities’ CEO, Louise Dudley, said during severe wet weather, stormwater can infiltrate the sewerage system resulting in a sewage overflow.
“Stormwater infiltration can occur through defects in pipes and maintenance holes, defects in private drainage and where roof drains have been illegally connected to the sewerage system,” Ms Dudley said.
The $5 million investment includes a new $3.5 million sewerage pump station and the installation of extra sewers in Mill and Railway Streets.
“We are laying the foundations to support future growth in Rosewood, creating the infrastructure capacity for developers,” Ms Dudley said.
“This investment will ensure the local community will continue to receive reliable and efficient sewerage services now and into the future.”
Following an in-depth study, Queensland Urban Utilities has also developed a sewer overflow management plan for Rosewood. The plan covers sewerage system improvements as well as better stormwater management.
This is part of a broader investment in water and sewerage services across Queensland Urban Utilities’ service territories.
“Over the next 12 months, Queensland Urban Utilities will invest $302 million in water and sewerage services as part of a $3.2 billion 10-year capital works investment in south east Queensland,” Ms Dudley said.