May 6, 2016

Having only been operating in Geelong for less than a year, Auswide Plumbing was awarded a contract for major civil construction works at the Western Treatment Plant north-east of Geelong in January, 2016. Alongside Southern Dirtworx, we were engaged by the John Holland Group and Geomembrane Technologies Inc. to assist with the replacement of the 25W lagoon cover at WTP. The cover had torn across its width due to strong winds and was posing an odour risk to nearby communities.

The civil construction works required to replace the cover are currently underway. The new cover will be 171 metres wide by 470 metres long. Not only will the new cover allow Melbourne Water to manage odours and reduce emissions from the plant, but it will also mean biogas can be captured for electricity generation.

Auswide Plumbing’s Geelong civil construction and civil plumbing services have also been called upon to replace eight 800 millimetre HDPE inlet pipes into an existing pond at the WTP. Clay was trucked into the site and compacted inside the existing ring beam, allowing the excavation and removal of the existing damaged concrete pipes. Once the old were removed, new 800-mm HDPE pipes were laid with reinforced concrete encasement, backfill and removal of clay bunds.

Keeping consistent with how Auswide Plumbing aims to deal with Geelong civil construction clients, we will provide the John Holland Group and Geomembrane Inc. with ongoing labour and plant requirements for this project.


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