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New water supply main to benefit Sale community

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New water supply main to benefit Sale community

Construction has begun on a new water main in Sale which will secure supply for future peak demands and allow for growth in the town.

The 1.9 kilometre pipeline will run from the Sale Water Treatment Plant at Waterworks Road, to the town centre along Cunninghame and Reeve Street, Railway Place, Thomson Street, Stawell Street and Desailly Street, ending at Macarthur Street.

Gippsland Water General Manager Customer Service and Communications Paul Clark said the project is part of an overall $11.4 million investment in Sale for 2013-18, out of which $3.8 million has already been spent on other major capital projects in the town.

“Once completed, this new water main will operate parallel with the existing pipeline, making it a very important asset for Sale in terms of securing supply during peak periods as well as encouraging further development in the town, particularly to the north,” Mr Clark said.

Gippsland Water has been planning for an additional treated water supply pipeline for the Sale community since 2014. Approximately 250 metres of pipeline has already been laid along Cunninghame Street as part of initial upgrade works.

“We have notified residents directly along the proposed pipeline of the works, and signage has also been erected in those areas to let the community know what’s happening,” Mr Clark continued.

“We will take care to minimise any impact on traffic during the works over the coming weeks, and while there may be some minor traffic disruptions, we will keep our customers and the community informed,” Mr Clark concluded.

Traralgon-based company Maffra Trenching and Boring (MTB) will carry out the works, which is expected to be completed in May 2016.

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