Water and sewerage assets to be refurbished

Burdekin Shire Council will spend a total of $1.2 million refurbishing its water supply and sewerage assets this year.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would spend $300,000 on the general refurbishment of water assets such as switchboards, pumps and reservoirs.

“Our sewerage assets like pumps, switchboards and manholes will receive a $350,000 refurbishment,” he said.

“The Ayr Waste Water Treatment Plant Primary Clarifier will be upgraded at a cost of $150,000 and we are continuing our sewer re-lining program to extend the life of our ageing sewer pipes.

“Council also will survey and design the Ayr No 1 Sewerage Pump Station Rising Main duplication at a cost of $200,000.”

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