SA water is committed to continual improvement of our infrastructure to ensure we are able to meet community growth and development.
The wastewater network in the Kilburn and Blair Athol area is currently over capacity and cannot sustain further growth and development in the area. In order to protect the community against potential wastewater overflows it is essential that the network is expanded. To date high levels of overflows have been avoided largely due to water conservation measures put in place due to the drought.
This problem is consistent across inner metropolitan Adelaide as communities expand through sub‑division and in-fill development, placing increased demand on existing services such as water and wastewater.
In order to alleviate this problem SA Water will construct two new below ground Wastewater Pump Stations. One located within Blair Athol Reserve and one at 2 Enfield Avenue.
In addition, around 1500 metres of below-ground sewer main (pipe) will be laid along Frank Street, Brunswick Street and Hawkesbury Avenue to connect the new pump station at Blair Athol Reserve to the existing wastewater network at Railway Terrace, Kilburn. From Enfield Avenue, 760 metres of sewer main will be laid along Enfield Avenue and Warren Avenue, connecting to the network at Regency Road.
This new infrastructure will relieve the pressure on the wastewater network and provide additional capacity to ensure further growth and development of the area is not at risk.
Wastewater Pump Station design
Each wastewater pump station is in the form of a standard installation comprising an underground tank (wet well) and above ground switchboard and vent stack. The required land for the construction of this infrastructure is approximately 200 square metres. The majority of this infrastructure will be located underground.
Submersible Wastewater Pump Station located at Butler Reserve, Pennington
Technical Drawing showing wastewater pump station design and layout
Construction of the wastewater pump stations and sewer main is being undertaken by BJ Jarrad on behalf of SA Water. A temporary site compound has been established at 2 Enfield Avenue for the duration of the project and be used to store construction equipment and materials.
Construction of the sewer mains commenced in early January, with works expected to progress to the pump station sites from early March. Overall completion of the project is currently scheduled for late May 2013.
Working hours are between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday. At this stage no weekend or night works are planned.
During the works local residents may hear noise from construction equipment, heavy vehicle movements or material handling activities. Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place around the work site at all times for the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians. Our contractor, BJ Jarrad, will work with you to minimise any temporary disruptions to traffic and property access during the works.
There will be no interruption to customer water supply or wastewater service during these works.
SA Water established a community reference group involving local members of the community in the decision making process to deliver a technical solution for the Blair Athol Reserve site.
Community Workshop Presentation 22 December 2011
Meeting Minutes 22 December 2011
Community Workshop Presentation 16 January 2012
Meeting Minutes 16 January 2012
Community Workshop Presentation 5 March 2012
Meeting Minutes 5 March 2012