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Preparations continue for water main replacement

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Preparations continue for water main replacement

Gippsland Water will conduct ecological and technical surveys in Mirboo North this week as planning for the replacement of the town’s water main continues.

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.

The surveys will help to determine where the new water main will be located.

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.

"Our team are working to minimise environmental, community and cultural heritage impacts as much as is practical. We will be holding a drop-in information session to speak with Mirboo North residents about the project in the near future," he said.

Details about the upcoming drop-in session will be shared on the Gippsland Water website and Facebook page.

Gippsland Water staff and contractors are conducting environmental assessments, field survey and investigation work in the area between the Little Morwell River and the Grand Ridge Rail Trail to assist in planning for the project. Relevant landowners have been contacted and are aware of the field work taking place.

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

For more information about the project, community members can contact Gippsland Water on 1800 050 500 or www.gippswater.com.au.

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