Like all large cities around the world, Sydney's major underground sewers are deteriorating through age and reaching the end of their service life. To succeed in its vision to be the lifestream of Sydney for generations to come, Sydney Water's active sewer renewals program needs to renew underground sewers beneath heavily populated and environmentally sensitive areas. One of Sydney Water's pipeline rehabilitation contractors, Interflow, recently applied world class spiral wound lining technology to renew two of these sewers without excavation or interrupting services. This Australian made technology is pushing the boundaries in non-disruptive underground sewer renewal previously considered too difficult or impossible. The projects carried out for Sydney Water and discussed in this paper have twice received the International Society for Trenchless Technology's award for international project of the year.
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Research Article| June 01 2017
Australian-made technology renews Sydney's oldest sewers
Water Practice and Technology (2017) 12 (2): 267–273.
J. Monro, M. Simister, J. Stewart; Australian-made technology renews Sydney's oldest sewers. Water Practice and Technology 1 June 2017; 12 (2): 267–273. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2017.033
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