Stormwater infrastructure cleaning and inspections now under way

Published on 24 March 2017

Mildura Rural City Council has started its latest program of stormwater infrastructure cleaning and inspections as part of a broader initiative to ensure the district’s stormwater drainage system is operating effectively.

The latest round of cleaning and inspections is focused on the area between the Murray River and the Mildura Landfill, and Riverside and Walnut Avenues.

Contractors, using state-of-the-art equipment including closed circuit television cameras (CCTV), will clean and inspect about 20 kilometres of stormwater pipe and 780 drainage pits during the next two months as part of the program.

Pipes and pits will be cleaned using high pressure jetting, while debris will be removed by ‘vacuum combo truck’, with all water used during the operation recycled.

Mildura Rural City Councillor for Infrastructure and Transport Greg Brown said the project would also help identify any future problems with Council’s stormwater drainage network.

“The project will verify pipe and pit locations as well as identify any maintenance or renewal works that need to be undertaken,” Cr Brown said.

As part of the next two months’ program of works, contractors will require access to stormwater easements that service properties as well as access to some property owners’ yards to complete the works.

Council would like to thank property owners and occupiers in advance for their cooperation during these important maintenance works.

Residents requiring further information can call Council’s Asset Management Officer on (03) 5018 8100.

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