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Drouin benefits from $2.5M investment as town grows

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Drouin benefits from $2.5M investment as town grows

Gippsland Water has completed construction of a $2.5 million improvement to Drouin’s sewer network.

The new 1.2 km sewer main has increased the capacity of the network, reducing the risk of sewer spills in the Settlement Road and Bosanko Road area.

Gippsland Water’s General Manager Customer and Community Paul Clark said that the pipe is an important piece of infrastructure and has improved liveability.

“Our job is to ensure the infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of a growing population and this investment is key to securing the future growth of the Drouin township,” he said.

“We’re proud to support development in our region by investing in projects that cater for growth and protect the environment,” he said.

The 450mm diameter pipeline is designed to accommodate the increasing population of the town, and has enough capacity to cope with 1 in 5 year rainfall event.

The new main was successfully commissioned recently. The project was completed on time and within budget and there were no safety or environmental incidents during construction.

Local residents and community members were consulted throughout the project.

“We would like to thank the local community, including residents and users of Bellbird Park, for their patience during the construction of this project,” Mr Clark added.

Gippsland Water will continue to invest in Drouin to prepare for future growth and protect the environment, this includes a major $33.3 million upgrade to the Drouin Waste Water Treatment Plant to be completed by 2022.

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