Council To Inspect Waterline Drainage

RapidMap consultants will be inspecting drains in the Waterline area between October 2015 and January 2016.

Bass Coast Shire Council has employed RapidMap Services to survey the existing urban drainage systems in The Gurdies, Grantville, Corinella and Coronet Bay areas.

Council’s Acting General Manager Infrastructure, Cohen Van Der Velde, said Council was inspecting these drainage systems to get a better understanding of their conditions.

“These inspections will help us plan for future works both from a programming and financial sense so we keep the system functioning,” Mr Van Der Velde said.

“The surveys will also confirm the capacity of our underground drains, which is important information especially in high intensity storm events.”

“Another benefit will be to confirm the data we currently have, as much of this information was recorded many years ago.”

RapidMap will be inspecting pits and pipes located in roads and easements on private property.

The work will involve opening the pits and capturing information about the underground pipe network.

Rapid Map employees are easily identified with a photo ID.

If RapidMap need to enter a property for the survey, they will ask the resident’s permission first, and only residents with drainage easements on their properties will be affected.

If no-one is home when they call, RapidMap will leave a letter asking permission to come back at a later date.

“Council does not expect residents to be inconvenienced in any way during this work, and appreciates the cooperation of landowners,” Mr Van Der Velde said.

“Council expects the survey work to be carried out in stages between October 2015 and January 2016.

For more information or questions about the survey work, please contact Council’s Coordinator Asset Management Sytems, Simon Harris, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.