Design cash down the tube



THE Clarence Valley Council is seeking financial compensation from the designer of the Junction Hill sewerage project.

A recent review found there were inadequacies in the design of one of the pump station facilities.

An investigation into sewerage pump station number two, indicated the storage capacity was less than the required minimum of eight hours needed in case of a mechanical or electrical breakdown.

Council wants to recover some of the costs of fixing the design fault from the designer.

A second construction variation also is planned for sewerage pump station number three for the relocation of the station and construction of an additional collection well for storage. Despite the financial setback, director of engineering services David Andrews said the $3.7 million sewerage project was going well.



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