The Central Highlands Regional Council will assess over 87 kilometres of urban stormwater pipes over the next 12 months as part of an ongoing physical asset condition program.
The stormwater project will be conducted by the Proterra Group, with work set to commence in Rubyvale, Capella and Tieri next week.
‘The project will help council check the health of our stormwater network, so we can make informed, proactive decisions about our asset management,’ General Manager Corporate Services Margaret Gatt said.
The Proterra Group crew will run a closed-circuit television camera down each stormwater pit and along the pipeline, capturing video footage.
‘The resulting videos will then be viewed by the team, and any defects identified will be assessed,’ Ms Gatt said.
‘If considered to be in poor condition, that stormwater pipeline will then be placed on a forward program for renewal or replacement.’
Ms Gatt said during the survey residents will see Proterra Group workers and their vans out and about in the community.
‘On occasion the team may need to access properties, but this information will be conveyed to affected residents two weeks prior to entry being necessary and permission to enter will of course be required,’ she said.
‘Some of the pits may also be located within or next to roads and appropriate traffic control will be put in place in these situations.’