Raising a glass to secure water supply
Residents of Sale can have even greater confidence in their water supply after the recent completion of a second water supply line by Gippsland Water.
“Historically the town has been fed by one main from the Water Treatment Plant on Waterworks Road, which was the equivalent of putting all your eggs in one basket,” said Managing Director of Gippsland Water, Mr David Mawer.
“By adding this second line, the town’s water supply is much more secure, meaning that not only can businesses and residents enjoy uninterrupted supply now and into the future, but it can be an extra reason for business to locate within the town,” added Mr Mawer.
The new 1.9 kilometre pipeline has been laid along Cunninghame Street, Reeve Street, Railway Place, Thomson Street, Stawell Street, Desailly Street and ends at Macarthur Street.
“This project was highly visible and saw us working close to people’s homes, on nature strips and roadways,” added Mr Mawer. “I’d like to personally thank the residents of Sale for their patience and support through the construction phase.”
“We have tried to keep residents informed through newspaper advertisements, information along the route of the works, newspaper articles, social media as well as attending the local Farmers Market and setting up an information booth in the local shopping centre.”
“This type of community engagement is increasingly important to us as we build for the region’s future with investment across the Latrobe City, Baw Baw and Wellington Shires.”
Mr Mawer joined with Mayor of the Wellington Shire Councillor Darren McCubbin to raise a glass of Sale’s finest water and toast the conclusion of the construction of the new main.
“On behalf of the Shire I appreciate the importance of the work Gippsland Water does in our community in providing safe and reliable water and sewerage services. This project is one of many projects that Gippsland Water will invest in to deliver service to the community as it continues to grow and prosper.”Residents wishing to find out more about Sale’s water supply are invited to an Open Day at the Sale Water Treatment Plant on October 22nd. More details will be available in coming weeks via the Gippsland Water website, social media channels and local media.
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