Works have begun on upgrades to two sewage pumping stations at Blue Bay and Toowoon Bay (NSW), representing a $2.6 million investment in the Shire’s water supply.
Almost all of the 148 sewerage pumps in the Wyong City Council (NSW) region were affected by recent storms in the area.
Power outages during the storms caused many of the pumps to fail and become inundated with water putting strain on the overall system.
Residents were advised to stay out of the lakes for a few days but drinking water was not affected at all. No licence breaches occurred during the storm event.
Whilst resources were deflected to cope with the storm events – upgrades to the Mardi Dam Fire Trails and the Mardi Water Treatment Plant remain on track to be completed by the end of the financial year.
Wyong Council Mayor Doug Eaton has said, “Our pump stations really did cope well under the extreme conditions of the recent storms – as our drinking water was not affected at all.
“We will continue to invest in our pumping stations and water supply network to ensure we can cope with extreme storm or drought conditions.