Mine and Deep trench management

18 August 2014

Mine and deep trench management in Victoria, is regulated, and for good reason. One of the regulating agencies is Melbourne Water, which is owned and operated by the Victorian Government; their job is to ensure the continuous quality of the water supply for the general population, industry and commercial activity. It is Melbourne Water’s responsibility to manage the waterways, sewage treatment and all major water drainage systems, which includes Port Phillip and the Westernport region. Mining activity and deep trench construction must meet specific drainage and dewatering requirements established by the Victorian Government.

To help contractors to meet these special requirements, when involved in mine and deep trench management, G. Brand & Sons, a Melbourne plumbing company, services are available. Established in 1924, G. Brand & Sons are intimately familiar with Melbourne Water’s requirements regarding drainage and dewatering for companies involved in conducting excavation activities in and around Melbourne.

Mine and Deep Trench Management requirements for Drainage and Dewatering

According to Melbourne Water’s regulations regarding drainage and dewatering section 6.6.8, excavation must be free from water. And, no discharging or any draining, dewatering, sewage or any other type of water should enter a mine or trench unless approved by a sewage authority. To ensure compliance, constructing a drain system may be required to discharge drainage or other waters from a mine or trench. There are many reasons why it is important to regulate water flow in and around mines and trenches. The main reason is not to adversely affect the beneficial uses around the areas of mines and or deep trenches. This is accomplished by controlling discharges, directing it to appropriate drains that comply with EPA requirements.

When excavating, contractors need to have professionals on hand to ensure that they are meeting all government regulations and requirements. As an example, construction activities that involve excavation need to take all reasonable care to keep silt from entering Melbourne’s drainage network. And, at the end of such work, contractors need to have knowledgeable and experienced individuals available, to ensure that when the work is finished that the area is free of silt. Also, no areas used as temporary silt prevention works remain when the contractor vacates a work area.

During large excavation projects, such as mines and deep trenches, temporary waterways for all drainage need to be constructed, which include sewage. To accomplish this, contractors may need to find professionals that can provide such drainage solutions. And that’s when having professional plumbers on site becomes a necessary asset.

Services of G. Brand & Sons, Professional Industrial Plumbers

If you are a contractor in Victoria, and you are looking for a professional plumber of the highest caliber, one with decades of experience who can handle you’re companies industrial plumbing needs, then G. Brand & Sons Melbourne are the plumbing experts you are looking for.

Industrial/ Commercial Services:

  • Commercial Plumbing Maintenance
  • Mine and Deep trench management
  • Backflow Prevention
  • Water Tank Installation
  • Sewer system maintenance
  • Ruptured/ burst pipes
  • Hot water services
  • Thermostatic mixing valves (TMV)
  • Confined Space entry
  • Asbestos Removal

As an active and prominent member of both the Master Plumbers Association and the Green Plumbers Association, you can only expect the highest level of professionalism and service from G. Brand & Sons Melbourne. Plumbing Melbourne for over 90 years !

The Best Brand in Plumbing – G. Brand & Sons

For more information on our range of services, you are welcome to contact us by visiting our page at:

Office: 63a Grange Rd Cheltenham VIC 3192
Phone: 0411 072 131
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