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Water mains cleaning in Sunbury, Bulla, Diggers Rest & Wildwood

Streets Affected: All Streets in Sunbury, Bulla, Diggers Rest & Wildwood

Type: Planned

Reason: Water mains cleaning

Starting: 17 July 2017 at 12:00AM
Finishing: 10 November 2017 at 11:55PM

Western Water is planning a routine program of water mains cleaning in mid-2017 in Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Bulla and Wildwood

Why are the water mains being cleaned?

Western Water aims to supply the highest quality drinking water. All of our drinking water meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for healthy, safe water.

To make sure we continue to do this, we do routine maintenance to ensure our pipes are in the best possible condition. The Sunbury region is now due for a major program of water mains cleaning. 

What will the program involve?

We will flush out water mains progressively across the area, and add slightly higher doses of chlorine than usual to increase disinfection levels. Work is expected to start on 17 July 2017, and continue for around three months.

How will it affect me?

There will be no interruption to your water supply during the work, and your water pressure should not be affected.

You may notice that while work is under way there are changes to the taste or smell of your water. In particular, there may be a slightly stronger chlorine smell. Some people are more sensitive to these changes than others.

At all times your drinking water will be safe and healthy to drink, and will meet all the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

You may notice more Western Water staff and vehicles in your neighbourhood, and running water from hydrants, when we are working in your area.

What about my animals?

There should be no impact for most animals, with the exception of fish, which can be harmed by water with higher than usual chlorine levels. Always follow the instructions provided when using products to treat water for your fish tank.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, call 1300 650 422 and press 1 to speak to a member of our Operations Team.

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