PROGRESS on the $2.5 million West Portland Sewerage Scheme has slowed due to very wet ground conditions in low-lying areas near Bridgewater Rd.
A Wannon Water spokeswoman said construction of the trunk sewer main in a low-lying area near Bridgewater Rd had slowed due to the conditions.
“Wannon Water is working closely with its contractor C.J. Andrew Plumbing on the most effective method of dewatering this section of the trunk sewer,” she said.
However, despite progress on that part of the project slowing, pending weather conditions, the scheme is still on target to be operational by summer.
Construction of the reticulation network that will connect houses to the scheme is moving ahead, with favourable ground conditions allowing steady progress of 30 to 40 metres of pipe being installed daily.
Meanwhile, Wannon Water will meet with the Dutton Way project monitoring committee in the near future to update representatives on that scheme’s timetable.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.