Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dubbo sewerage pump upgrade begins

Works have started on the upgrade of the Troy Gully Sewerage Pump Station (SPS), Dubbo Regional Council announced today.

Built around 1985, the original pumps, switch-gear, control-gear assembly and housing room have reached the end of their economic working life, the Council said.

Combined with the population growth of the city, the upgrade is required to ensure the station continues to operate effectively for the community.  

Council and Public Works have engaged SNG Engineering to perform the works. They are expected to be completed towards the end of October 2023.

“The Troy Gully SPS is the main sewer station that receives all the sewage from south, central, east and north Dubbo and is one of the most critical assets in the Dubbo sewerage system,” said Manager Strategy Water Supply and Sewerage, Chris Godfrey.  

“The SPS takes the sewage from these areas and transfers it onto the Dubbo Sewage Treatment Plan via two rising sewer mains.”

Included in the works will be an upgrade of the switchboards, ventilation and lighting systems, as well as replacement of the existing vertical pumps with submersible pumps and the construction of a new switch room.

In accordance with DRC’s 2040 Community Strategic Plan, the upgrade ensures the Water and Sewer Infrastructure and Services meet the needs of the community, as well as continue to meet the operational requirements and compliance with the Environmental Protection Authority.

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