The pipe-laying at Seventeen Seventy as part of the new integrated water project is moving along at a rate of knots.
The pipe-laying at Seventeen Seventy as part of the new integrated water project is moving along at a rate of knots. Rob Black

1770 works on schedule

RESIDENTS and businesses will soon have access to the new integrated water project at Seventeen Seventy as the $1.7 million pipe-laying component is on schedule.

The Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy Integrated Water Project, linking the new desalination plant and sewerage system to the towns, is part of an overall $40m-50m major piece of infrastructure funded to the tune of $27m by the State Government.

Gladstone regional councillor responsible for infrastructure services Matt Burnett said the water and sewer reticulation pipelines at Seventeen Seventy was progressing according to schedule.

“Approximately 2km of pipeline has been installed and the trench reinstated,” Cr Burnett said.

“The work at the moment is centred around the first left-hand corner (opposite the lower car park) entering the township (of Seventeen Seventy).”

Cr Burnett said the pipe-laying at Seventeen Seventy was expected to be completed within residential areas in approximately two months.

“The work has been progressing quickly due to the fact that two pipes (water) are being laid. This progress is expected to slow by 30 per cent as work begins in the residential areas,” he said.   



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