Yarram – Old Water Main To Be Replaced

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

In the coming weeks, South Gippsland Water will commence works to replace approximately 630 meters of water main in Commercial Road, Yarram.  The old deteriorated water main will be replaced with a new PVC water main.  The water main along the entire west side of Commercial Road will be replaced from the park at the southern end to the ambulance station at the northern end of Commercial Road.   Yarram Main Street

Construction is scheduled to commence late October and carry on to early December.  The water main is being replaced in advance of Wellington Shire Council and VicRoads work to update the Yarram streetscape.  In recognition of the age of the water main and the fact that roadways and footpaths are being replaced, South Gippsland Water considers it prudent to replace this ageing section of water main before brand new concrete and road upgrade works are commenced.

South Gippsland Water is aware that these works may be disruptive to the main trading district, as such; works will be undertaken in approximately 50 metre lengths at a time, in order to limit the impact on parking and access to shops.  In addition, to avoid lengthy water service disruptions, the Corporation will install the water main beside the old main.  This will enable the Corporation to maintain water services to properties along Commercial Road until the final stage, the actual switching of connections over to the new main, with only a short period of time required to make the final connections.

South Gippsland Water project officers will be onsite through-out the works and should customers or the community have any questions or concerns, they can contact the Corporation on 1300 851 636.