The latest news from PMA

Read our latest news and blogs below to stay up to date with the latest from the PMA team.

PMA Exhibits At No Dig 2022 with Equipment New to Australia

It has been over three years since the last No-Dig Down Under event, and this year, Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is set to captivate attendees with an outstanding exhibit.

No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. Organised in partnership with the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under has grown over the years to become the second-largest no-dig technology event in the world and is now considered a ‘must-attend’ for all industry professionals.

No Dig Downunder 2022

The No-Dig Down Under event will take place at the Sydney International Convention Centre from 14-17 June, 2022. This year, the event consists of numerous networking events, conference streams and an exhibition that is open to the public for free entry, though registration is required.

As a leading utility management service provider, PMA will have a display at the exhibition, demonstrating some of the most advanced and innovative equipment and techniques in the industry.

Attendees will be able to get an up-close look at PMA’s latest remote-controlled MicroTraxx Culvert Cleaning Unit. The MicroTraxx is capable of waterless cleaning of culverts, reducing waste, cost and time on your project.

One of PMA's MicroTraxx units cleaning culverts.
One of PMA’s MicroTraxx units cleaning culverts.

Also on the display will be PMA’s stormwater mural. The mural was designed by renowned Brazilian Artist, Jack Usephot using a technique known as Photoshop Compositing where the artist uses hundreds of images to make up one contiguous mural.

Attendees will have the chance to go into the draw to win a gourmet hamper valued at $500 by visiting PMA’s exhibit and entering the competition.

Join PMA at No-Dig Down Under 2022 and have a chat with some of our industry-leading experts about how we can assist with your next project at exhibit 79.

Register to attend No-Dig 2022

Diesel Mechanic

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Diesel Mechanic to join our team in Ingleburn NSW and assist with the maintenance of our growing vehicle and equipment fleet.

Our Company

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is a specialist Utilities Maintenance Company that has been operating for over 10 years and offers a variety of industrial services. We proudly boast a modern fleet and pride ourselves in supplying experienced, highly skilled operators to meet our clients needs. Pipe Management Australia are the go-to for municipal councils and major contractors Australia-wide. We operate across multiple locations throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Our Values 

We are passionate about living our values and ensure that these are considered when making decisions and providing service. We know our people is what makes us great, and we want you involved in making Pipe Management Australia a great place to work!

Our values are Teamwork | Service | Safety | Respect.

The Role

We are excited to announce that we currently have a permanent position available to work from our Ingleburn branch for an individual who can show us they can live and breathe our values. We operate Monday to Friday but due to the nature of our requirements, you will sometimes need to be flexible with your availability to work weekends, evenings or emergency calls to deal with breakdown situations on a needs basis. 

What we need from this role: 

  • Repair and maintain the Pipe Management Australia fleet of plant & equipment
  • Manage and raise work orders to completion for all repair and maintenance tasks
  • Track completion of work orders and maintain databases where required
  • Raise purchase orders for external maintenance providers, parts and supplies
  • Maintain compliance in the fleet
  • Monitors the Receiving of incoming shipments, checking the purchase order against invoice with actual shipment for completeness and accuracy before placement in appropriate warehouse location
  • Maintains an organised, clean and safe work & warehouse area
  • Support in administrative process around fleet management
  • Comply with all workplace health and safety requirements in accordance with company policies.
  • All tools as supplied to perform your duties. 
  • Perform other duties as required to ensure upkeep of the Pipe Management Australia Fleet.
  • Based out of our Ingleburn depot.
  • HR/HC License desirable or willing to obtain. 
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a qualified mechanic
  • Salary depending on experience

In addition to some or all of the above competencies, you will have:

  • Basic Computer literacy
  • First Aid Ticket (desired)

 Our Culture & Benefits

  • Full time position
  • Friendly team environment
  • Learning culture to continually build capability in our team
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Join our Team

PMA encourages and fosters an interactive, safe and friendly working environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes inclusiveness and welcomes people from all backgrounds. If you would like to be part of our team and align to our ways of working, click APPLY NOW, to send your resume through.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a heavy vehicle driver’s licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Are you legally able to work in Australia?

Contract Administrator

Are you looking to take your administration career to the next level? We are seeking an experienced Contracts Administrator to support our Contracts and Service Centre Managerial teams.

Location

We are currently seeking applicants for this role for our Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast locations.

Our Company

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is a specialist Utilities Maintenance Company that has been operating for over 10 years and offers a variety of industrial services. We proudly boast a modern fleet and pride ourselves in supplying experienced, highly skilled operators to meet our clients needs. Pipe Management Australia are the go-to for municipal councils and major contractors Australia-wide. We operate across multiple locations throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Our Values 

We are passionate about living our values and ensure that these are considered when making decisions and providing service. We know our people is what makes us great, and we want you involved in making Pipe Management Australia a great place to work!

Our values are Teamwork | Service | Safety | Respect.

The Role

Working with our Contracts and Service Centre managerial teams, the Contracts Administrator supports the business to ensure that all paperwork relating to our job dockets is captured and our clients are invoiced accurately. This role will need to ensure that we are meeting contractual requirements, charging as per contract terms and conditions and have the ability to supply metrics and recommendations on a needs basis.  

What we need from this role: 

  • Review, prepare and progress contract payment claims and invoices for internal approval and processing
  • Review, assess and progress cost adjustments and variation claims.
  • Contribute to achieving contract management objectives by assisting with administering payment of progress claims, including following up with Contract Managers to ensure approvals are correctly and promptly obtained, cash flow forecasts are met, and disputed claims are managed
  • Applying required administrative processes and effectively monitoring contract performance against agreed terms, given the high volume of contracts being administered.
  • Update and maintain vendor database in a timely manner
  • Input and code invoices to cost centres
  • Assist Contract Managers/Project Managers with monitoring project financial positions by providing regular financial status reports and other relevant information
  • Team focus and can-do attitude

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business and/or Projects or equivalent work experience
  • Strong account payable and receivable knowledge
  • Exceptional time management and coordination skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Understanding of client quoting and billing principles
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high volume, and dynamic environment.
  • Experience working across multiple contract requirements simultaneously.

 Our Culture & Benefits

  • Full time position
  • Friendly team environment
  • Learning culture to continually build capability in our team
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Join our Team

PMA encourages and fosters an interactive, safe and friendly working environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes inclusiveness and welcomes people from all backgrounds. If you would like to be part of our team and align to our ways of working, click APPLY NOW, to send your resume through.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Are you legally able to work in Australia?

Technical Project Officer – Wincan Support Role


Pipe Management Australia is looking for a Technical Project Officer to join our team in a Wincan support capacity now. 

Due to an increased workload PMA are looking for a suitable candidate to join our small energetic team with a great culture.

You will be expected to help implement and maintain sewer cleaning and CCTV inspection Software integrated with Wincan and ESRI ArcGIS and other PMA software to meet customers’ expectations and the business requirements The role also involves communications between a GIS Specialist and the workforce out in the field. You may also manage regular engagement with Clients

Our Company

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is a specialist Utilities Maintenance Company that has been operating for over 10 years and offers a variety of industrial services. We proudly boast a modern fleet and pride ourselves in supplying experienced, highly skilled operators to meet our clients needs. Pipe Management Australia are the go-to for municipal councils and major contractors Australia wide. We operate across multiple locations throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Our Values 

We are passionate about living our values and ensure that these are considered when making decisions and providing service. We know our people is what makes us great, and we want you involved in making Pipe Management Australia a great place to work!

Our values are Teamwork | Service | Safety | Respect.

More about this role:

Responsibilities will include

  • Developing Wincan Projects in line with PMA’s project plan and in conjunction with the client deliverables to ensure project setup document compliance.
  • Ensure project deliverables in line with the project plan and clients standards
  • Recording and managing Wincan project issues and escalating where necessary.
  • Providing timely reports on progress and performance from Wincan data capture to Operations team so they are on track & within budget. Working closely with clients to ensure the project meets business needs
  • Identifying system improvements and ensuring the implementation for successful delivery of new systems
  • Reporting and taking notes of operator shortfalls on data deliverables to allow for system improvements
  • Liaise with other team members utilizing the skills within the team, share knowledge and experiences with the group to help improve overall growth.
  • High quality maps and reports are developed in a timely manner and at Company standards
  • A continuous improvement lens is always applied to GIS and web mapping environment
  • GIS and spatial data analysis is well integrated and utilised throughout the Company
  • Results from Wincan Spatial data analysis is understood by internal stakeholders and content can be accurately replicated back to Pipe Management Australia clients
  • Policies, procedures, and user guides exist for all Data Services processes, functions, and systems
  • Internal stakeholders are aware of what Data Services consist of and how they could benefit from this area with regards to providing optimum customer service. Stakeholders engage Data Services for this assistance due to good internal relationships existing

Skills, Qualifications and Attributes

  • Well-developed demonstrated knowledge of WinCan and its full package capabilities.
  • Demonstrated and detailed understanding in the WSA Coding and reporting
  • A formal qualification in GIS or relevant discipline such as surveying, drafting or data management is desirable.
  • Substantial experience in the operation and maintenance of corporate databases such as a GIS, AMS or other Corporate Information System
  • Previous experience or exposure to data analysis, coding and visualization packages
  • Ability to manage your own time, set priorities, plan and organise one’s own work so as to achieve objectives within a set timetable.
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with external providers.

What’s on offer

  • Strong pipeline of fulfilling works
  • Long Term Employment Security 
  • Fun and growing team
  • Friday Lunch BBQ’s 
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flu vaccinations and other Health & well-being initiatives

 Our Culture & Benefits

  • Full-time position
  • Friendly team environment
  • All uniforms supplied
  • Learning culture to continually build capability in our team
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Join our Team

PMA encourages and fosters an interactive, safe and friendly working environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes inclusiveness and welcomes people from all backgrounds. If you would like to be part of our team and align to our ways of working, click APPLY NOW, to send your resume through. 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

Project Engineer


Pipe Management Australia is looking for a Project Engineer to join our team now. 

Due to an increased workload PMA are looking for a suitable candidate to join our small energetic team with a great culture to assist with our flood recovery program of Inspecting and Cleaning of the Brisbane Stormwater network that has been affected by the floods.   

Our Company

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is a specialist Utilities Maintenance Company that has been operating for over 10 years and offers a variety of industrial services. We proudly boast a modern fleet and pride ourselves in supplying experienced, highly skilled operators to meet our clients needs. Pipe Management Australia are the go-to for municipal councils and major contractors Australia wide. We operate across multiple locations throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Our Values 

We are passionate about living our values and ensure that these are considered when making decisions and providing service. We know our people is what makes us great, and we want you involved in making Pipe Management Australia a great place to work!

Our values are Teamwork | Service | Safety | Respect.

More about this role:

Responsibilities will include

  • Working closely with our Works Coordinators to organise labour, plant, machinery, equipment and materials to meet the needs of the program
  • Creating, implementing and updating the program of work.
  • Working with our Contract Manager, Suppliers and Client to resolve any technical, commercial and scheduling issues.
  • Reviewing and approving subcontract and supplier invoices and monthly claims.
  • Ensuring projects are managed within budget, completed on time and delivered to a high quality.
  • Ensuring project compliance with all relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Responsible and accountable for the coordination of employees, subcontractors, procurement, plant and equipment required to meet the program.
  • Responsible for monthly assessments and forecasts of project’s financial performance.
  • Ensure that plant, equipment, staff and subcontractors operate within safe working conditions

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar is desirable – alternatively, extensive Project Management experience in the Sewer Stormwater or civil industry will be considered 
  • Experience with project programming, cost and quality control, procurement and supplier engagement
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Australia
  • Knowledge of structures & drainage
  • Ability to read drawings, navigate through GIS systems and interpret plans
  • Programming & Cost Control
  • Excellent safety record from previous projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing a project and maintaining focus on priorities.
  • Highly effective skills in negotiating, evaluating and administering contracts and specifications
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Computer literacy, particularly experience working with Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems.
  • Highly effective planning, organising and problem-solving skills together with the ability to lead, motivate and influence others.

What’s on offer

  • Strong pipeline of fulfilling works
  • Long Term Employment Security 
  • Fun and growing team
  • Friday Lunch BBQ’s 
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flu vaccinations and other Health & well-being initiatives

 Our Culture & Benefits

  • Full time position
  • Friendly team environment
  • All uniforms supplied
  • Learning culture to continually build capability in our team
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Join our Team

PMA encourages and fosters an interactive, safe and friendly working environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes inclusiveness and welcomes people from all backgrounds. If you would like to be part of our team and align to our ways of working, click APPLY NOW, to send your resume through. 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a heavy vehicle driver’s licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

Pipe Management Australia Now Hiring For Vacuum Truck Operators, CCTV Operators & A Project Engineer

With the recent flood events, and a growing reputation for quality performance, Pipe Management Australia (PMA) is experiencing steady growth across the East Coast, creating demand for an ever-growing team.

Exciting Roles Available

PMA has a range of exciting opportunities now open including roles for Vacuum Truck Operators and CCTV Pipe Inspection Operators across all of its Service Centres.

Additionally, the team is recruiting for the position of Project Engineer based out of our Stapylton Service Centre.

This new role offers candidates with an engineering background the opportunity to put their skills to work managing our flood recovery program of Inspecting and Cleaning of the Brisbane Stormwater network.  

Why Work For PMA?

For operators, a career with PMA includes the ability to work with some of the best vehicles and equipment in the market as well as plenty of overtime, providing the flexibility to scale their income.

With Service Centres from Gladstone down to Melbourne on the East Coast, there are plenty of opportunities to travel and work across different teams, providing for professional development.

There is also a strong, supportive team culture at PMA, which upholds our core values of teamwork, service, safety and respect.

Paul Hymas, Service Centre Manager, QLD

Paul Hymas joined the PMA team as the Service Centre Manager – Queensland last year and shares his experience,

“Coming to work for Pipe Management Australia is the best decision I’ve ever made, it’s hard work but very rewarding.  PMA is a large organisation but the work you do is appreciated.  I’m trusted and I have had the opportunity to build excellent relationships with fellow employees and clients.  I know I have a future career with PMA.”

How to Apply for a Role with PMA

To help meet the growing demand for team members, PMA has just launched a new careers section on our website.

Here, you can learn about our current openings, and submit your details and resume.

Click here to visit our Careers Page and view the full range of positions available.

Unitywater conducts Pipe Maintenance works Using UV Relining by Pipe Management Australia

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) has commenced a package of pipe relining works for Unitywater on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Relining is used to repair an existing length of pipe between two manholes. This prevents the need to dig up roads and other assets to replace the pipe. Relining saves a substantial amount of time and money but also minimises the impact of repairs on the surrounding community.

PMA Vehicles on-site in Mooloolaba
PMA Vehicles on-site in Mooloolaba

UV relining delivers a proven, efficient method that delivers a lining with long-lasting structural integrity, extending an asset’s life by up to 50 years. As part of this package of works, PMA recently installed a liner in Mooloolaba, using our advanced UV Relining Unit.

The UV Relining Method

One of PMA’s CCTV Inspection Units conducted a clean and assessment of the line. This was to ensure everything was clear and ready for the lining to be installed.

As this was an active sewer line, a PMA combo drain cleaning units was utilised to provide flow control, removing excess fluid from the line allowing the works to be conducted.

A new liner is inserted into the sewer pipe
A new liner is inserted into the sewer pipe

The liner was then installed into the affected pipe. A UV light train then travelled inside the new liner to activate the curing process. Once the liner cured, the line was pressure tested to ensure the seal is effective.

PMA Technicians carry the UV light train
PMA Technicians carry the UV light train

Robotic grinding was then used to reconnect household lines to the drain. This then allows a team to install T seals to ensure each household has a stable connection to the newly lined sewer.

PMA’s UV Relining Unit

PMA’s UV Relining Unit includes a control room and computer system that monitors the entire process. This system ensures that the curing process is automatically recorded. A report containing speed, length, pressure, and other parameters can also be produced at the end of each job. The unit is capable of relining pipes as small as 150mm in diameter and as large as 1500mm.

A PMA Technician inside the Relining Unit, monitoring the curing process
A PMA Technician inside the Relining Unit, monitoring the curing process

The unit is operated by a team of highly trained and experienced professionals. These professionals have their Certificate 3 in Trenchless Technologies and are certified CCTV operators with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

One of PMAs trained relining specialists
One of PMAs trained relining specialists

An End to End Solution

For the project with Unitywater, PMA was able to provide CCTV Units for inspection, combo drain cleaning units for cleaning and flow control, civil crew, the relining unit, as well as robotics and T Seal units for reconnecting households to the network.

Up close with one of PMAs UV light trains
Up close with one of PMAs UV light trains

This Is a well-rounded example of how PMA’s diverse fleet and innovative methods can deliver a holistic solution for our Clients.

Experience the PMA difference today and contact PMA for your next pipe relining project.

Logan City Council Saves 220,000L of Water Cleaning Culverts With PMA

Logan City Council recently engaged Pipe Management Australia (PMA) to remove some 52.26 tonnes of silt and debris from three box culverts in New Beith, saving approximately 220,000 litres of water.

Overgrown & Overladen Culverts

The box culverts, located beneath Tall Timber Rd, had last been cleaned approximately four years ago. Due to nearby residential development, the culverts had gradually built up with sediment. Downstream of the culvert, the creek had also become overgrown with vegetation, preventing the culverts from naturally self-cleaning.

Downstream photo of culverts once vegetation was removed
Downstream photo of culverts once vegetation was removed

As a result, water had started to pool and stagnant at the upstream section of the culvert. Stagnant water, combined with the Queensland heat, can provide a breeding ground for bacteria, parasites and mosquitos. Blocked culverts also contribute to an increased risk of flooding, and associated hazards, like water over the road.

Water pooling at the upstream end of the culverts
Water pooling at the upstream end of the culverts

Taking Action

As a preventative measure, Logan City Council set out to clean the culverts and restore flow to the creek bed.

Previously, the culverts had been cleaned using a high-pressure sled nozzle. This method uses high-pressure water to displace sediment and debris. While effective, this method can take time, use a lot of water and result in more waste. It took roughly five days to clean these culverts previously.

Related Article: TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL: THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE CULVERT

A Unique Culvert Cleaning Solution

In consultation with Council, PMA developed the unique solution to clean the culverts without the use of water jetting. Instead, PMA would use our remote-controlled culvert cleaner, the MicroTraxx. The MicroTraxx unit is akin to a miniature track loader, designed to fit within a culvert. It is controlled remotely preventing the need for confined space entry.

The remote-controlled MicroTraxx culvert cleaner emptying a load
The remote-controlled MicroTraxx emptying a load

In this instance, PMA was able to save Logan City Council an estimated 220,000 litres of water compared to conventional jetting (equivalent to roughly four household swimming pools). This not only saves one of our most precious resources but drastically reduces the amount of waste removed from the site, decreasing the carbon footprint of the job.

The MicroTraxx is built for cleaning culverts
The MicroTraxx is built for small spaces

Cleaning assets using waterless options like the MicroTraxx plays a vital role in saving water at a time when South East Queensland’s catchments are experiencing less runoff, despite recent rainfall.

Saving Time & Money

The MicroTraxx can also clean culverts faster, typically reducing project time by around a third. For this project, PMA was able to complete the job in just 15.75 hours on-site, down from the five days for jetting.

The PMA operator remotely controls the MicroTraxx as it re enters the culvert
The PMA operator remotely controls the MicroTraxx as it re enters the culvert

Ultimately, PMA was able to deliver an efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly culvert cleaning solution for our client.

Learn more about Pipe Management Australia’s Culvert Cleaning Solutions

Pipe Management Australia conducts Vacuum Excavation on Brisbane’s South Bank

Pipe Management Australia (PMA) has a strong background in vacuum excavation, which is also commonly known as hydro-excavation or non-destructive digging (NDD) and even potholing. Recently PMA was contracted by a valued client to conduct two vacuum excavation projects on South Bank on the picturesque Brisbane River.

Pipe Management Australia has been an Australian leader in vacuum excavation, for more than a decade. Operating across the east coast of Australia, PMA team members were some of the first field technicians to perform vacuum excavation services anywhere in the country. 

What is Vacuum Excavation or Non-Destructive Digging (NDD)?

Vacuum excavation is used on construction sites and infrastructure projects to identify and locate underground assets. NDD is carried out through a process of displacing soil using high-pressure water. Vacuum suction is then applied to remove the mud from the pothole. This is usually carried out by the operator of an NDD or Vacuum Truck with a high-pressure jetter hose fitted with an NDD gun.

PMA Operators Conducting Vacuum Excavation
PMA Operators Conducting Vacuum Excavation

Using water rather than an excavator or other heavy machinery helps locate an asset without causing damage. In the absence of vacuum excavation, any on-site work presents the danger of potentially digging up or damaging cables, pipes and other assets. This can not only result in an expensive repair bill, but also presents a real danger to crews on-site.

A Veteran in Vacuum Excavation

PMA is a veteran in the vacuum excavation space. The PMA team has delivered NDD services on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, like the Western Sydney Airport or the Rozelle Interchange. Additionally, PMA works with utilities to locate assets like water mains for installing water connections and water metres. Then there are the numerous civil construction and road projects that PMA assists with every day, providing NDD services from Melbourne to Maroochydore and beyond.

PMA's Vac Truck at Western Sydney Airport
PMA’s Vac Truck at Western Sydney Airport

As PMA has grown its operation, we have not only refined our team’s vacuum excavation skills but also grown our speciality fleet. This includes the powerful Cappellotto Combo Vac Units – two of which were recently deployed on Brisbane’s South Bank.

A Tricky Operation

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. It features colourful gardens, lush green lawns, a rainforest, a manmade beach, and walking and cycling paths like the Clem Jones Promenade. Delivering vacuum excavation in such a public and treasured space presented the PMA team with some challenges.

Vacuum Excavation in a garden at South Bank, Brisbane
Vacuum Excavation in a garden at South Bank, Brisbane

Underground services needed to be uncovered in a garden bed located near the beach area. The space for a vehicle close to the garden was reasonably tight. PMA employed one of its smaller multipurpose Combo Jet Vac Units fitted with a 6-inch (152 mm) boom to gain closer proximity to the garden area.

Meanwhile, the second PMA crew had to excavate a trench for an electrical conduit to be laid. A Combo Unit was unable to get close to the work zone. It was located on the far side of a large expanse of lawn, next to a play area.

PMA operators vacuum excavate a ditch for conduit to be laid.
PMA operators hydro-excavate a trench for electical conduit to be laid.

Due to the location, more than 45 metres length of vacuum hose was deployed. This was powered by the PMA 8″ Superior Vac Unit by Cappelotto, suited for vacuum loading over longer distances.

These advanced Combo Units, coupled with the substantial experience of PMA’s operators, made for an exceptional result for PMA’s Client.

Learn more about Pipe Management Australia’s extensive capabilities in vacuum excavation or non-destructive digging.

Are you storm ready?

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a wetter than average Spring. Pipe Management Australia is here and ready to assist with the full range of stormwater maintenance projects now, during the storm season and for post-season maintenance.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Chance of Exceeding Median Rainfall Chart
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Chance of Exceeding Median Rainfall Chart

The Bureau of Meteorology has reported that the likelihood of La Nina developing this year is now double the normal prospects. This means we can expect above-average rainfall with the potential for flood events.

Prepare for Storms

Now is the perfect time to prepare stormwater networks for the wetter weather forecast in the coming months. Here are some of the ways that Pipe Management Australia can help to prepare for storm season:

Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) Cleaning

Gross Pollutant Traps or Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQID) play a vital role in keeping our waterways clean from litter, plant matter and other large pollutants. However, when GPTs are full or not maintained, pollutants can overflow during rainfall events. Cleaning out GPTs before the wetter weather arrives can reduce the risk of flooding and help to ensure these assets keep our rivers clean.

A basket is lifted from a CleansAll GPT ready for cleaning.
A basket is lifted from a CleansAll GPT ready for cleaning.

Stormwater Drain Maintenance

Like GPT’s, stormwater drains can become blocked with silt, debris and even tree roots, which can prevent them from draining water in heavy rainfall events. To prevent flooding, drain lines can be cleaned with Combo Jetter Vacuum Units.

PMA operators conduct stormwater drain cleaning at night.
PMA operators conduct stormwater drain cleaning at night.

Additionally, root cutting or robotics may be required to remove roots blocking the drain and patching to repair any breaks in the pipe. Broken pipes left unrepaired can lead to sinkholes and other issues during heavy rainfall events. Undertaking maintenance in preparation for storm season can ensure stormwater drains are running at optimal hydraulic capacity.

Culvert Cleaning

Culverts play a vital role in preventing water from impacting roads and railway lines during heavy rainfall events. Culverts can become filled with silt, mud and even large rocks and boulders. The dryer months provide optimal conditions for conducting inspections to assess whether culverts need to be cleaned. PMA’s Combo Jetter Units carry a variety of jetter nozzles and sleds for cleaning culverts.

We also operate Australia’s only MicroTraxx remote controlled culvert cleaning units, ideal for removing silt, debris and large rocks.

PMA's MicroTraxx Remote Controlled Culvert Cleaner
PMA’s MicroTraxx Remote Controlled Culvert Cleaner

Barrier Dams

Barrier Dams or Cofferdams can be used for a variety of projects in waterways or tidal reaches to create a dry work zone. Installing barrier dams prior to the storm season when water levels are lower, and when there is less likelihood of rainy days, can reduce the need for pumping and drastically reduce project costs.

A PMA Barrier Dam creates a dry work zone for culvert cleaning
A PMA Barrier Dam creates a dry work zone for culvert cleaning

Over nearly two decades, PMA has refined the art of drain cleaning and stormwater maintenance. PMA maintains a fleet of over 90 specialty vehicles with capabilities across CCTV, root cutting and pipe repairs. Working with local councils, utilities, construction and infrastructure projects, PMA have developed core competencies across the breadth of stormwater maintenance services.

If you need assistance preparing for the wetter weather, give PMA a call on 1800 455 660. We will be happy to assist.

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