The South Bowenfels Sewerage Scheme upgrade is now completed and is operational.
In order to deal with increasing development in the South Bowenfels area, the sewerage infrastructure servicing this area has recently been the subject of a major upgrade. The work was undertaken by contractors and involved the construction of two new pump stations at South Bowenfels and South Littleton and the installation of 3.5kilometers of rising main and gravitational main directing flow to the Lithgow Sewerage treatment Plant located in Geordie St Lithgow. The total cost of this project was approximately $3.5 Million.
The Mayor Councillor Maree Statham said “the South Bowenfels area has seen some significant development over the last few years and will continue to see further growth in the current housing estate and future housing developments.”
This upgrade will therefore continue to benefit the Lithgow community into the future by allowing the current infrastructure to cope with the increase in load from these areas and follows on from the recent upgrade of the Lithgow Sewerage Treatment Plant.
Council’s Group Manager Operations, Mr Iain Stewart, said “the pipeline route was a complex one due to the need to negotiate a route under some main transport routes including the Great Western Highway and the Great Western Railway. Crossing of Farmers Creek adjacent to Ferrero Lithgow was also necessary. These major transport route crossings were undertaken using specialist contractors to undertake under boring so as not to disrupt traffic. Extensive open trenching in local roads was completed with minimal problems to local residents.”
“The new scheme has recently been commissioned and is running well”, concluded Mr Stewart.
Providing a reliable sewerage reticulation system is part of Lithgow City Council’s Developing our Built Environment Strategy in the Community Strategic Plan 2026
Mr Iain Stewart
Group Manager Operations
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259