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Sewer works in Young continue

Dec 4, 2018

Benex Pipelines are continuing sewer main pipeline upsizing and renewal works in Young with works expected to be completed in February 2019. This project will extend the service life of existing local infrastructure and improve the reliability and efficiency of the town’s sewer network.

The work is occurring in a progressive manner from the Woolworths carpark on Boorowa Street through to the Young Tourist Caravan Park on Edwards Street. There may be some intermittent access constraints along the work area.  Affected businesses and residents are being consulted with on an ongoing basis to ensure impact and disruption is minimised. Should any concerns remain please contact Council on 6380 1200 or Benex Pipelines on 6299 6527 or email

How does pipe bursting work? Machinery is used to crack and expand the old pipe from within. An enlarged cavity is created through which a new main is pulled.  The driving machinery will create some noise and the ground can vibrate as the bursting head works its way along the pipe. An excavation of approximately 3 meters long by 2 meters wide will be required next to various sewer manholes to guide the pipe bursting equipment into the sewer main.  Excavations will also be required at the sewer tie (where your sanitary drainage connects to the sewer) and a sewer riser will be installed. The whole operation can take several days however sewer connection will only by disrupted for an hour or two on the nominated day.

Council apologise for any short-term inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding in working on this essential service that will improve the long-term functionality of the sewer network.

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Sarah Karaitiana 0418 755 092

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