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Current works

We're working to improve our network

See below for more works happening in your area.

Here, you’ll find updates on current improvement works. You can see our ongoing works and major projects here.

If you are experiencing problems with your service or suspect a leak, even if it's on public land, contact us so we can look into the issue.

You can also phone this number if you see suspicious behaviour around our treatment plants, water storage or other property.

Current works (Monday 12 April - Sunday 18 April)

Gravity sewer main construction, Warragul.

We are working to replace an ageing sewer pump station in Hamilton Drive, Warragul with a new gravity main.

To complete this essential work, there will be partial closure to the left turning lane in Highvale Rise until early May between 7am and 5pm. Road users can still turn left from Highvale Rise, and are urged to take care during this time. Please also take care around Princes Way. Boring under Princes Way and the railway will commence this week.

There will also be a temporary footpath closure on Highvale Rise, with a detour provided.

Read more about the project.

Sale outfall sewer pump station construction.
We are soon approaching the commissioning stage of this project. Read more about the project.

Drouin wastewater treatment plant upgrade.
Equipment is being delivered and installed as the plant is fitted out. Read more about the project.

Maffra water treatment plant - UV water treatment system installation
We are installing a UV water treatment system at our Maffra water treatment plant. This week electrical works are progressing.

Sewer rising main construction, Carpenter Street, Maffra.

Construction continues in Glassford Street. Please take note of changed traffic conditions.

Regional Outfall System (ROS) upgrade at Marshalls Road, Traralgon
Construction works continue on the ROS pipeline, mostly within the pump station.

Neerim South wastewater treatment plant bioreactor cleaning and investigation

There will be no disruption to customers services.

Moe water treatment plant, second water storage basin construction
A new 25 megalitre water storage basin will be constructed at the site, to hold treated water to supply residents in Moe, Newborough and surrounding areas. The current basin is close to capacity and can't sustain long-term growth. Read more about the project.

Chemical dosing and building works are set to commence this week. These works are expected to continue until the end of the year and will involve the replacement of treatment plant dosing systems and a building upgrade to accommodate this.

Water basin upgrade at Northways Road, Churchill
Draining of the basin is expected to be completed this week. Emptying the basin allows the underdrain works to commence.

Water main upgrades

Water main upgrades are occurring in the following streets this week:

  • Grey St, Traralgon
  • Main St, Toongabbie

Water main tie in will occur in Loch Cres, Noojee.

Trunk sewer main renewal program.
We’re strengthening our sewer network in Moe and Morwell to ensure customers continue to have reliable wastewater services. The works involve pressure cleaning sewer pipelines followed by CCTV inspections. The ageing sewer mains are then lined with a PVC material. The method of relining reduces disruption to customers and extends the service life of the pipes. Careful planning will ensure minimal disruption to customers, while this important preventative maintenance is completed.

This week, we’ll be continuing sealing works in:

  • Moore St, Moe
  • Old Sale Road, Moe

Sewer main cleaning

We'll be carrying out sewer main cleaning in the following streets in Churchill, Traralgon, Yallourn North and Trafalgar this week:

  • Yallourn North- Roxburgh Rd
    - Kelso Rd - Even 2-66, Odd 7-43
    - Rossmore Ave - Even 28-32
    - North Rd - Even 2-26
    - Marshall St, - Even 4-24 , Odd-19-21
    - Dudman Rd - Even 2-8
  • Moe
    - High St - Odd 13-35
    - Langford St - Odd 1-17
    - Reservoir Rd - Odd 1-17
    - Vale St - Even 2-2A, Odd 1-7

Affected residents have been notified.

Sewer renewal works
Sewer main upgrades are occurring in the following streets in Churchill this week:

  • Travers St, Morwell
  • Aherin St, Morwell
  • McDonald Way, Churchill

Sewer renewal works – Morwell and Churchill - November 2020 - April 2021

We’re strengthening our sewer network in Morwell and Churchill to ensure customers continue to have reliable wastewater services. The works involve using CCTV to inspect sewer pipelines, then cleaning or, where needed, relining ageing or deteriorating pipes.

The method of relining reduces disruption to customers and extends the life of the pipes.

In some cases our contractors, Insituform, will need to access customers’ backyards to carry out these inspections and upgrades.

If this is the case, Insituform will make contact with customers to arrange a suitable time for them to return and undertake works, which will need to be carried out across at least three visits.

Careful planning will ensure minimal disruption to customers, while this important preventative maintenance is completed.

At times between now and April, our contractors will be working in the following streets:

  • Travers Street
  • Elgin Street
  • Maryvale Crescent
  • Aherin Street
  • McInnes Crescent
  • Switchback Road
  • Heesom Crescent
  • Fraser Crescent
  • Howard Avenue
  • Roy Court
  • Edney Court
  • White Parade
  • McDonald Way
  • Townsend Street
  • Manning Drive
  • Shaw Street
  • McLean Avenue
  • Vary Court
  • Rae Crescent
  • Mulcare Crescent
  • Williams Avenue

About us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450

TTY: 1800 555 677