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Repair works for major Sale pump station

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Repair works for major Sale pump station

Gippsland Water will soon begin work on repair works to the Port of Sale pump station near Flooding Creek in Sale.

The works will commence in mid-July and bring about a permanent repair to the sewage pump station after a failure in February saw a small amount of untreated waste flow into the Port of Sale.

A large area of temporary fencing has been erected to ensure security within the site and the safety of the public who are cautioned that the site will see heavy machinery such as large trucks, cranes and excavators. People may notice increased activity over coming weeks from early July.

Activity is likely to occur at any time of the day and night as Gippsland Water staff take advantage of low flow periods to effect the works needed.

The works are both complex and challenging with the movement and installation of large sections of pipe on site.

While activity will be heightened during the period there are no long term implications for traffic flow in the area.

The pump station is the largest of Gippsland Water’s assets in Sale and receives approximately four million litres of untreated sewage a day from Sale, Wurruk and Fulham before being piped to Dutson Downs for treatment.

This project has been in planning since the fault in mid-February and seen specialist pipe and other equipment being sourced to ensure a successful outcome to the works.


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