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New pump station in action

Construction of Gippsland Water’s new outfall sewer pump station in Sale is complete and the facility is fully operational.

Managing director Sarah Cumming said the new $13.5 million facility will service Sale, Wurruk and Fulham, pumping wastewater, for at least the next 50 years.

“This new pump station is an important part of our wastewater infrastructure network and essential to the ongoing development of the region.

“It has more capacity than the previous pump station, as well as technology to improve odour control,” Ms Cumming said.

Although the new pump station is functional in purpose, Ms Cumming pointed out that it looked good too and care had been taken to ensure it fitted in with the aesthetic design of the Port of Sale precinct.

“The new timber screening fence will be complemented with landscaped native plants.

“The old pump station, close to the bank of Flooding Creek, will be demolished later this year, further improving the appeal of the area.”

This project is one of a series of Gippsland Water’s major upgrades to support the future of Sale and surrounding areas.

Other recent projects to support the area include:

  • an upgraded sewer pump station on Raglan Street
  • a new main, and water basin cover and liner for the Sale water treatment plant
  • upgraded mains in York Street and Patten/Montgomery Streets

Ms Cumming says more upgrades for the region are planned, including an upgrade of the Dawson Street pump station to cater for development and the growing population.

This project was identified as a top 10 capital project in Gippsland Water’s 2018-2023 Price Submission to the Essential Services Commission. Find out about other Gippsland Water capital projects at

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