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Gravity sewer main construction in Warragul

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We’re improving our wastewater network by replacing an aging sewer pump station in Warragul with a new gravity main.

Location of works

A new gravity-fed sewer main will be installed west of Warragul’s CBD. The 100 metre main will run from our land and easements on Hamilton Drive and cross under the railway line and Princes Way, at the Highvale Rise intersection, where a new manhole will be installed.

In order to safely complete this work, we need to temporarily restrict access around the Princes Way/Highvale Rise intersection and there will be construction and increased traffic in the Hamilton Drive area. Please read on for more details.

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When will these works take place?

Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2020/21 and will continue for several months. Construction of the new main is expected to be completed by September 2021.

Why is the pump station being removed?

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving assets to benefit the local community, the existing Hamilton Drive Sewer Pump Station has been identified as a key asset which requires a significant upgrade. The existing pump station is aging and alongside population growth there is now an increased risk of it experiencing issues during major rainfall events.

We investigated different solutions to this issue, and concluded that installing a new gravity sewer main beneath the rail line and Princes Way provides the biggest benefit. It eliminates risk, provides energy efficiencies, in terms of having no running costs, and optimises the wastewater network by using gravity transfer. It will also save us time and money by not having to unblock the pumps, which regularly become clogged by wipes and other items that should not be flushed.

What will be the impact of these works?

Our contractor will need to temporarily restrict traffic flow at various points in time in order to install the new sewer main.

Nearby residents and people travelling through the area will notice lane closures, speed restrictions and other changed traffic conditions.

We have conducted extensive engagement with and sought approvals from VicRoads, VicTrack and Baw Baw Shire Council, and will continue to work with these organisations to minimise disruptions to the community.

We will need to access some nearby customers’ properties to carry out the works. We will consult with these customers.

Will my wastewater supply be interrupted?

We will make arrangements to ensure minimal impact on your wastewater service.

For more information

If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, please phone us on 1800 050 500.

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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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