Backflow Valves Fast Tracked for Milton

Backflow Valves Fast Tracked for Milton

20 Jan 2014

Milton, along with four other suburbs that were ravaged by the 2011 floods will have much better protection against future disasters by the end of February.

Flooded Coronation Drive in Milton, 2011 Milton’s Coronation Drive after the 2011 January Floods.

October last year the Brisbane City Council announced it would fast track the installation of backflow valves to those suburbs most affected by the devastating floods that hit Brisbane three years ago.

The backflow valves are attached to existing stormwater systems to stop rising river water backing up in local stormwater drains.

These flood mitigations works are well underway in New Farm, Fig Tree Pocket, Chelmer, and two sites in Milton.

All works are expected to be finished by the end of June but the emphasis at this stage is to ensure the worst hit areas in 2011 will get the valves sooner rather than later.

The Brisbane Council has received some flak for the budget blowout of this project which was initially expected to cost $7.5 million but has since blown out to $10 million.

Brisbane Council’s Environment Chairman has dismissed these complaints, pointing out the importance of the work over the cost.

‘‘We have a plan to fast-track these backflow devices to reduce the risk to flood-prone properties and we make no apologies for investing the funds to ensure they’re delivered this year,” he said.

Read more about this in the Brisbane Times.

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