GROWTH PIPELINE: Queensland Urban Utilities is installing almost four kilometres of 600mm wide water mains in Springfield to cater for the population boom and extend the operational life of the network by at least 60 years.
GROWTH PIPELINE: Queensland Urban Utilities is installing almost four kilometres of 600mm wide water mains in Springfield to cater for the population boom and extend the operational life of the network by at least 60 years. Contributed

$6.5m to be spent on water pipes in expanding Springfield

QUEENSLAND Urban Utilities is investing $6.5 million to upgrade an integral part of Springfield's water network.

Almost four kilometres of large water pipes will be replaced as part of the Springfield Trunk Water Main Replacement Project.

QUU spokeswoman Michelle Cull said the upgrade would extend the life of the network by at least 60 years.

"Springfield is a rapidly growing community, so it's essential we invest in local infrastructure to ensure a reliable water supply now and into the future," Ms Cull said.

"Trunk mains are particularly important as, like tree trunks, they feed smaller pipes which eventually branch off into residential streets and homes.

"The project is a challenging job. The new sections of pipe are up to 13.5m in length and 600mm in diameter, requiring heavy machinery to be lifted into place.

Queensland Urban Utilities will complete the project in three stages:

  • Stage 1 - 800m of mild steel pipes will be installed from the junction of Fossicker Circ and Springfield Parkway, continuing all the way south to Springfield College Dr.
  • Stage 2 - 1.1km of ductile iron pipes will be laid from the junction of Fossicker Circ and Springfield Parkway, continuing north to Bullocky Plc across the park to Sharpless Rd, up to Kale St and ending at the intersection of Cosmos St.
  • Stage 3 - Two kilometres of polyethylene pipes will be installed from Springfield Parkway to Springfield Lakes Blvd.

Queensland Urban Utilities says it will undertake the majority of works from Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 5pm.

For more information visit urbanutilities.com.au and search for Springfield or call the QUU hotline on 13 26 57 (7am to 7pm weekdays).


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