Urban Utilities announces $12m local investment

Rebecca Schrauf from Urban Utilities said the upgrades would help cater to future growth in the region
Rebecca Schrauf from Urban Utilities said the upgrades would help cater to future growth in the region.

Beaudesert is included in $12m Urban Utilities will invest in the Scenic Rim over the next year to upgrade essential infrastructure and cater for future growth.

The water distributor-retailer made the announcement on 25 July, including a key project to renew water pipes in Beaudesert and Boonah.

Urban Utilities spokesperson Rebecca Schrauf said the utility managed a complex network of more than 335km of water pipes across the Scenic Rim.

“Our water network is hidden underground, but a lot of work goes on behind-the-scenes to bring fresh drinking water to our customers’ taps,” she said.

“We have a rolling water pipe renewal program in place across our region to ensure the reliability of the network now and into the future.

“Over the next 12 months we’ll invest around $2 million dollars to renew water pipes in the Scenic Rim, extending their service life by up to 100 years.”

Ms Schrauf said Urban Utilities would also complete several upgrades to the local wastewater network as part of its ongoing capital works program.

She said Urban Utilities would also invest more than $1 million dollars on its wastewater treatment plants in Kalbar and Kooralbyn, and upgrade pump stations in Boonah.

“We know the region is growing and it’s important we plan well ahead for that growth,” she said.

“Our capital works upgrades will ensure we can continue to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers as more people choose to call the Scenic Rim home.”

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