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Robotic technology featured in sewer works

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Cleaning pipes being lowered into the Bundaberg sewer network

Robotic cameras that can drive through underground pipes will be part of an upcoming project working to maintain the region's sewer network.

Bundaberg Regional Council has contracted IC Pipes Pty Ltd and their sub-contractor Pipe Management Australia to undertake the work in Gin Gin, Childers, Avoca, Norville, Svensson Heights, Thabeban and Bundaberg South.

Water and Wastewater Services Portfolio Spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said the planned inspection was part of three-year program essential in keeping the sewer network operating efficiently.

“This type of maintenance needs to be completed regularly to ensure everything is working how it should be,” he said.

“The technology used in this sewer network maintenance is second-to-none and will greatly assist crews in completing the task in a timely manner.

“Through the use of submersible cameras and CleverScan manhole cameras, crews will be able to safely and efficiently inspect and clean the underground pipes.”

Measures in place for sewer maintenance works

Cr Bartels said maintenance works would be implemented over a five week period and any inconvenience to homes and businesses would be kept to a minimum.

“Cleaning and inspection activities are expected to be carried out between the hours of 6.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday,” he said.

“While the works are underway, Council’s contractor will liaise directly with residents whose property may need to be accessed.

“Toilets and sinks can still be used as normal, though while not in use, residents are advised to ensure toilet lids are kept down during this period.”

Cr Bartels said some traffic control measures would also be in place around the region.

“Works will be undertaken using Traffic Control with the closure of sections of the existing footpath or road shoulder where required,” he said.

“Council advises residents to be aware of inspection and cleaning equipment and requests that all safety signage be adhered to.

“We are aware of the inconvenience maintenance work causes and would like to thank businesses, residents and road users in advance for their patience and cooperation.”

The work is expected to be finished by April, weather permitting.

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