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Roma sewer main upgrades commencing next week

Maranoa Regional Council’s Roma Sewer Main Upgrade Project will commence next week within the Roma town area.

The project will include an upgrade to 21kms of Roma’s sewer mains and is set to begin on Monday, 7 January 2019 with works anticipated to take five months to complete (weather permitting).

Councillor David Schefe, Portfolio Chair for Utilities said that much of Roma’s sewer mains are reaching the end of their useful life and these upgrades are vital to ensure the effectiveness of the sewer network.

“Relining sewer mains is a cost-effective way to ensure the stability of the sewer network and will increase the longevity of the mains,” Cr Schefe said.

“The project has been designed to minimise disruption to residents, however disruptions, such as road closures and traffic delays may occur while works are underway.”

Please note that while works are taking place, residents are advised that some toilets may overflow. To minimise this occurrence, please be sure to close the toilet lid and place a heavy object on top before the works commence. If you experience toilet overflow issues, a cleaning service will be provided.

Insituform Pacific Pty Ltd will be notifying affected businesses and residents via a letter and/or door knock 48 hours prior to commencing any upgrade works.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and thanks residents and businesses for their patience during this time.

If you experience toilet overflow issues or would like more information, please contact Council’s Sewerage Team on 1300 007 662.