Rapid Creek and Lakeside pump stations sewerage main upgrade

Works to upgrade sewerage infrastructure in the Rapid Creek Reserve will commence on Monday 13 May 2019.

The upgrade will reduce the risk of sewage overflows caused by stormwater entering the sewerage network during active wet seasons.

The sewerage pump stations on Rapid Creek Road, Rapid Creek and Lakeside Drive, Alawa are connected and service the suburbs of Rapid Creek, Millner and Alawa.

The sewerage network in the Rapid Creek/Millner catchment area is lower than that of the Alawa catchment area. During heavy rainfall, high levels of stormwater enter the sewerage network, causing a crossflow from the Lakeside sewerage system into the lower lying Rapid Creek system. This can cause sewage overflows in the lower lying areas of Millner through access chambers and property overflow relief gullies.

The gravity sewerage main is being modified to allow the pump stations to be isolated and prevent crossflow between the two systems, but will still allow the connection of the two pump stations for operational and maintenance purposes when needed.

Works are expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.

See the factsheet for more information.