Bargara wastewater upgrade starts next week

Bargara wastewater upgrade
A pressure main will be installed along See Street in Bargara to improve wastewater operations.

A $240,000 wastewater upgrade will begin in part of Bargara next week to improve operation of the system.

Bundaberg Regional Council's water services spokesman Cr Jason Bartels said the work included installing a pressure main along See Street.

Divisional representative Cr Greg Barnes said he was pleased to see historical problems being addressed.

“The sewerage infrastructure in this section of Bargara has been an issue for local residents and accommodation facilities for many years,” he said.

“The Council’s commitment to address the issues will be much appreciated and will upgrade the aged infrastructure which was clearly not handling the catchment in this area.”

Cr Bartels said the works included upgrading pumps at the pump station in Whalley Street.

“These improvements will help to reduce flow issues that currently occur sometimes in the low-lying area of Clarke Street,” he said.

“Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, 1 April 2019 and take approximately six weeks, depending on the weather.

“During this time, construction will be undertaken Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm.”

Cr Bartels said traffic management would be implemented as required.

“At times, driveway access may be impeded during the course of construction but will be reinstated immediately upon completion of the works,” he said.

“The site supervisor will contact each resident before interrupting access to properties.

Council thanks residents for their patience and cooperation.”