Townsville City Council has engaged BMD Constructions to install a new underground water main adjacent to the Ring Road to enhance water security for the growing Bohle Plains community.
Work on the $1 million project is set to begin next week and is forecast for completion by the end of July. It will include the installation of approximately 1km of pipeline beside the existing water main.
Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said the new water main would ensure the Bohle Plains community had reliable water supply for decades to come.
“Council is committed to ensuring our city has a safe, reliable, secure and healthy water supply and as our city grows, we must continue to invest in essential infrastructure,” Cr Cook said.
“In the last budget, Council committed $23.5 million to upgrade water mains right across Townsville to enhance the water supply for residents and ensure our infrastructure will last into the future.
“This second pipeline will ensure the surrounding area has a good, reliable source of water for decades to come.”
The water main installation will take place underneath the existing footpath adjacent to the Ring Road – between Dalrymple Road and Poinsettia St, Bohle Plains.
“Council has contracted BMD to undertake this water main installation costing just over $1 million and will support 12 jobs throughout the six-week period,” Cr Cook said.
“There will be a temporary pedestrian detour in place while contractors conduct the works to install the water main beneath the existing footpath.
“We thank the community for their patience while these works are being completed.”