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Water main replacement planned

Gippsland Water will soon begin investigations for the replacement of the Mirboo North water main.

The existing water main, which runs along and under the Strzelecki Highway, is 72 years old and has reached the end of its expected life.

Gippsland Water General Manager Customer and Community Paul Clark said that the water corporation is committed to keeping the community informed throughout the planning and construction process.

“We’re still in the very early stages of this project. We know that the water main needs to be replaced, and for the safety of our staff and contractors we need to move it away from the highway. But the finer details of where the pipe will be located are yet to be finalised,” he said.

Gippsland Water staff and contractors will conduct environmental assessments, field surveys, and investigation work in the area between the Little Morwell River and the Grand Ridge Rail Trail over the coming months to assist in planning for the project. Relevant landowners will be contacted prior to commencement of field work.

Replacement of the Mirboo North water main was flagged as a key project for delivery in Gippsland Water’s 2018-2023 price submission to the Essential Services Commission.

For more information about the project, community members can contact Gippsland Water on 1800 050 500.

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