Calix has announced a AU$1 a day manhole maintenance program that will allow local Australian councils to protect sewer infrastructure and assets from corrosion.

In order to address the challenge of corrosion to concrete assets that Australian councils and water utilities face each year, Calix’s new program will manage the assets at a cost of AU$1 per day, per manhole for a 10 year period.

The company has developed a vehicle-mounted rig that sprays a long-lasting anti-corrosion coating of specialised magnesium hydroxide – known as PROTECTA-Mag – to protect assets from acid corrosion, without interfering with regular sewer operation.

“Maintaining assets, such as manholes, is a huge undertaking for local councils,” said Calix CEO Phil Hodgson.

“While it may be considered a priority, there is not always the budget to appropriately cover inspections, protective coating, and the administration associated with the asset maintenance.

“This means that, often, manholes can be left unchecked.

“To address this need, Calix is introducing a new program where we maintain these assets for councils for just $1 a day per manhole for 10 years.

“This removes the requirement to set aside large budgets upfront for rehabilitation and removes the risk that the manholes deteriorate because there aren’t funds available.”

For more information visit the Calix website.

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