Works are underway by Clarence Valley Council to repair a collapsed sewer main in Arthur Street, Grafton. The sewer collapsed earlier in the year after heavy rains.
Jamie Fleeting, Council’s Director of Works & Civil said, “A crew is currently working to isolate and replace the damaged sections of the sewer network, and reconnect to the sewer network, this unfortunately is a tedious process due to the pipe depth (located 6m below ground) including the establishment of (and maintaining) a safe working environment.”
“We will endeavour to complete the works as soon as possible, however at this stage I am unable to provide a definitive date as to when the works will be completed.”
“We have also been liaising with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and they are satisfied with the work processes in place,” Mr Fleeting added.
There has been no disruption to the service and minimal impact on the Grafton Sewer network. The road remains open to traffic; however, the appropriate traffic barricades and signage will remain in place during the works for public safety.