Two Rocks wastewater upgrade delay continues

The Water Corporation says tough ground has slowed excavation and delayed the finish of its major wastewater infrastructure upgrade in Two Rocks. Picture: Anita McInnes

A MAJOR wastewater infrastructure upgrade in Two Rocks and parts of Yanchep is running behind schedule and now due to finish by late March.

Originally the upgrade was expected to finish late last year but on February 7 Water Corporation assets delivery general manager Nathan Hardwick said installing the last section of very deep sewer pipe along Lisford Ave, at the intersection of Sovereign Dr was due to be finished by February 11.

“Final reinstatements will be completed mid-February once all construction activity is completed,’’ he said.

But on Friday, March 1 Mr Hardwick said the authority needed a few extra weeks to finish the last section of pipe being installed near the intersection of Lisford Ave and Sovereign Dr in Two Rocks.

“The ground conditions in this area have been a lot tougher than expected so the excavation has taken longer,” he said.

“I thank the Two Rocks and Yanchep communities for their continued patience while we complete this work, as we understand we have been in their neighbourhood a bit longer than we expected.”

Since the project started Water Corporation has installed more than 6km of wastewater pipeline, with just 31m remaining.

The new below ground wastewater pump station on Charnwood Reserve and upgrades of the existing Abrolhos Close wastewater pump station are now complete.

The upgrade is to help cater for the growth and future development of Two Rocks and Yanchep.

Mr Hardwick said areas around the work would be reinstated and cleaned up as closely as possible to their original condition and this would be finalised once all work was finished.