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Gippsland Water invests in sewer network upgrades in Morwell & Churchill

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Gippsland Water invests in sewer network upgrades in Morwell & Churchill

Gippsland Water is strengthening its sewer network in Morwell and Churchill to ensure customers continue to have reliable wastewater services.

Managing director Sarah Cumming said the $1.16M sewer renewal works program would reduce the likelihood of blockages and overflows.

“Churchill’s sewer network was originally built in the 1960s and Morwell’s in the 1940s,” Ms Cumming said.

“This important upgrade involves relining the pipes, eliminating the need to dig up all the pipes and replace them.”

Works will be carried out in four streets in Morwell and 19 streets in Churchill between now and April.

Ms Cumming said careful planning was underway to ensure minimal disruption to customers.

“In some cases our contractors, Insituform, will need to access customers’ backyards to carry out pipe inspections and upgrades.”

“If this is the case, they’ll contact the customer to arrange a time for them to undertake the work, which will need to be carried out across at least three visits.

“This work is about ensuring our network can continue to reliably support the needs of current and future residents.”

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