Inspections and cleaning of the sewer network will soon begin in the region's coastal areas as part of a Bundaberg Regional Council maintenance program.
Pipe Management Australia has been contracted to undertake the work in Bargara, Innes Park and Coral Cove and will utilise hi-tech equipment, including robotic cameras, as part of the project.
Water and Wastewater Services Portfolio Spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said the work would involve the inspection and cleaning of the sewerage pipework and was expected to continue during the month of May.
“The planned inspection is part of a three-year program essential in keeping the sewer network operating efficiently,” he said.
“This type of maintenance needs to be completed regularly to ensure everything is working how it should be.
“Through the use of submersible cameras and CleverScan manhole cameras, crews will be able to safely and efficiently inspect and clean the underground pipes.”
Cr Bartels said maintenance works would be implemented from May 11, over a four-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 6.30 am and 6.30 pm, 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.”