Illawarra Central Zone

A wet weather overflow is a spillage of untreated sewage and stormwater from sewer pipes that occurs in wet weather when the hydraulic capacity of the sewer is exceeded. During heavy rain, stormwater enters the sewerage system through cracks and faults in the pipes and via illegal plumbing connections, gully pots and openings in manhole covers.

Apex Park, Bulwarra, Murranar, Fairy Creek, Greenacre Beaton Park and Lowden.

The scope of works included

  • Construction of 1147m sewer mains ranging in size from 225mm uPVC to 1500mm RCP
  • Building cast in-situ manholes
  • Connections into existing pipework
  • Manage acid sulphate soils
  • Dewatering
  • Reinstating roads
  • Reinstating parks
  • CCTV, air test, vacuum testing to Sydney Water standards

On completion of the above works jobs Athassel were awarded an additional contract for Kanahooka and got a commendation from Dapto Council for the exemplary way in which Athassel carried out the works and the reinstatement of the Lakeside Reserve following completion of the works and liaising with the community during construction.

The complexities of the job included working around live traffic, traffic switches, pedestrian management, working in and around high voltage electricity, high pressure gas and fibre optic cables, water charged ground, treating and disposal of acid sulphate soil

Project Info

Client: Sewerfix Wet Weather Alliance

Description: Athassel Civil was engaged by Sewerfix Wet Weather Alliance to construct new sewer mains to alleviate this problem in Apex Park, Bulwarra, Murranar, Fairy Creek, Greenacre Beaton Park and Lowden.