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Why New Suburbs may need Sewer Repair

Logan’s sewer system development was much slower than that of neighbouring Brisbane or Ipswich.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Logan was a rural area with limited development on either side of the Pacific Motorway.

National Sewerage Program

n 1972, the Australian Government introduced the National Sewerage Program, which provided funding for the expansion of municipal sewerage systems across the country. The aim was to improve sewerage treatment facilities to better protect the ocean and rivers.

Under this Program, the federal government contributed more than $12 million to numerous southeast Queensland shires, including areas of Albert and Beaudesert which today are part of Logan City.

Logan’s New Council

Logan City Council was established in 1979. Up until then, different areas of the region fell under the auspices of Brisbane, Albert and Beaudesert councils.

The first budget of the new Council allocated nearly $5 million to water and wastewater (sewerage).

Development took off in Logan in the 1980s and 1990s, as there were less stringent infrastructure requirements than in Brisbane. Houses were cheaper and were as likely to have a septic system as be connected to mains sewerage infrastructure.

When is Sewer Repair Needed?

Rural parts of Logan still rely on septic systems, however the more highly populated areas – like Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Daisy Hill, Kingston, Loganholme, Slacks Creek, Springwood, and Underwood – are connected to sewerage.

While the sewer pipes in Logan may not be as old as those in neighbouring Brisbane, there is still a need for sewer repair. Sewer pipes are affected by things like cold weather, earth movement and tree roots as well as age. Once they cracked or broke, it usually meant a lot of mess and expense to excavate, remove and replace the damaged pipe.

Technology has come a long way since then. These days, sewer repair can be done without digging thanks to the Nuflow patented method, which involves creating a new pipe within the old one from advanced composite resins. But how did we get here?

Modern Methods of Sewer Repair

Started in Canada in 1988, Nuflow introduced the ‘sleeve within a sleeve’ pipe relining method of repair to Australia in 2004; in 2005 a patent was granted for a process that enabled lining around multiple bends. 

Pipe relining is ideal for stormwater drain and sewer repair for several reasons:

  • It’s fast and can be done within a day
  • There’s no mess or excavation
  • It makes the pipe even better than new!

Contact us today on (07) 3277 8401 for sewer repair in Logan without the mess and expense! 

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