Sewerage pump station renewal in difficult location.

Bayside city councils plumbing maintenance contractor was faced with an issue inside the council chambers courtyard in Sandringham. The buildings sewerage pumpwell had deteriorated to a point that it was leaking and also causing rubble to damage its twin pump system causing poor performance and surcharge. MTS was engaged by the councils maintenance contractor Campeyn to facilitate the renewal of the 3m deep well.

Problems faced:

  • Limited access due to an access hall way joining two buildings together 
  • Limited equipment access due to decking and building layout 
  • Pre cast concrete was not an option due to access restrictions 


  • Altered size of well to achieve spec requirements but fit access restrictions to facilitate installation.
  • Sourced a GRP well to suit and allow light weight equipment to be used 
  • All preliminary excavations were completed with NDD 55m from truck, this maximised efficiency and reduced mess from transport of spoil through the delicate court yard and hall way.

Yarra River Backflow prevention.


A Yarra Valley farmer in Yarra Ranges Council was being flooded every season by the rise of the Yarra River in heavy rain events through a pipe an open drainage system in a low lying paddock servicing expensive stock, constantly being inconvened by the swelling river Yarra Ranges Council and Melbourne Water Worked together to engage M.Tucker and Sons to provide the solution.


M.Tucker and Sons upgraded a 20m section of 525mm and fitted an appropriate head wall structure, with rock beaching at the inlet to stabilise the area in a location suitable to install a Backflow prevention device. M.Tucker and Sons sourced the Backflow prevention device “wa stop” by Swedish company Wapro, distributed by Highhrade products Australia. 


He device was fitted in the inlet of the new head wall and secured in place with stainless steel concrete fixings.

The devices uses a EPDM rubber cone to operate and has no parts to rust, break in storm situations, or cease after periods of time with out maintance.

The the job was a success with the overal conclusion – one happy farmer!

wastop stainless steel check valve


Sealing Sewer Main Branches.

We have been working with water authorities and water authority contractors to seal property connections with patches fibreglass and QUICKLOCK. Where developers are reconnecting new buildings to existing sewer mains, the old redundant branch is required to be sealed. Due to urbanisation access has often become difficult to excavate cap and seal. Patching provides an alternative solution for developers reducing impact to the surrounding environment and day to day operations of the public.