Wallsend wastewater pump station and pipeline upgrade

We are upgrading the existing wastewater pump station infrastructure at 60 Sandgate Road, Wallsend and installing a new pipe between the pump station and Shortland Wastewater Treatment Works.

The pump station work involves upgrading the power, switchroom, pumps and valves, along with the replacement of 3 vent stacks with an odour control unit and 1 vent stack.

The new pipe will be underbored in 3 separate lengths and there will be 4 pit locations for the entry and exit of pipe.

This project is part Hunter Water’s program to improve the reliability of our system by upgrading ageing assets.

Wallsend 2 Stormflow Pump Station and pipeline project map showing the new pipeline and each of the pit locations for the underbore

Project benefits

These upgrades will improve the efficiency and operation of the wastewater system in the area and ensure the station continues to meet environmental and safety requirements.

Project schedule

Our contractor Pensar mobilised to site in March 2024. The project should be completed in early to mid 2025, assuming the weather is fine and there are no major issues.

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