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Aintree pump station largest in Western Water’s network

18 December 2019

Western Water’s newest sewer pump station, the Aintree Sewer Pump Station, is now operational.

The $4.8m station pumps 185 litres of sewage per second, making it the largest capacity sewer pump station in Western Water’s network.

Aintree has a population of 3,500 and is growing fast. The pump station is critical new infrastructure, enabling homes to be connected directly to our network and ensuring we meet the demand for essential sewer services.

The project is one of several recent investments in the Rockbank area, with Western Water spending over $27.5m in the past 24 months.

Earlier this year, Western Water constructed a 3km-long sewer pipe ($5m) that connects into the Aintree SPS and built the 1km-long Deanside water main ($1.5m) that will provide drinking water for this new suburb, which is forecast to reach nearly 30,000 people in the next 30 years.

In 2018, Western Water built the nearby Rockbank Sewer Pump Station ($3.8m), which pumps 150 litres per second; a new 8.1km sewer pipeline from Rockbank to the Melton Recycled Water Plant ($3.5m); and a new 5.5km water pipe along Leakes Road, Rockbank ($4.5m).

Western Water invested $70 million in capital works in 2018/19 and is forecast to spend $82 million in 2019/20 to support growing communities in our service region.



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