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Parwan South Road Recycled Water Pipeline - Parwan

We’re building a recycled water pipeline along Parwan South Road to Nerowie Road to connect properties to recycled water.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Parwan, 

Status: Under construction

Cost: $400,000

Expected Completion Date: July 2017

Road closure - Nerowie Road

Nerowie Road, at Parwan South Road, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday 11 July due to construction work in the local area.

Motorists travelling west along Exford Road are advised to detour via Parwan-Exford Road and motorists headed east on Glenmore Road will need to turn off at Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Road and detour via Parwan-Exford Road.

Traffic from the north and south are advised to avoid the Nerowie Road/Parwan South Road intersection and find alternate routes.

Signs advising of the closure, and showing detours, will be set up on nearby roads.

Why is this project needed?

This pipeline is needed to supply recycled water to nearby farms and businesses, and to provide a connection point for a recycled water main coming from Melton Recycled Water Plant in future.

Once complete, it will enable landowners along Parwan South Road connection to our recycled water network, and potentially lead to the rollout of recycled water infrastructure in the area.

This investment in the Parwan community could lead to greater water availability for farmers and be an effective, long-term solution to drought-proof the area.

What will the work involve?

We’ll build a 543m pipeline inside the Bacchus Marsh Recycled Water Plant and a 1.7km pipeline on the eastern side of Parwan South Road to Nerowie Road.

The 450mm diameter pipeline will be installed in the roadside and beneath the Nerowie Road intersection. We’ll use a combination of construction methods:

  • open trenching − when we dig a trench to lay the pipe
  • trenchless technology – we usually bore under roads with no impact to the road surface.

Once the work near properties is complete, the roadside will be reinstated to its original condition.

When will the work take place?

Work is currently under way. Weather permitting, we expect to complete construction by July 2017.

Working hours?

Our working hours are 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday’s 8.00am to 1.00pm.

What impacts can I expect during the works?

Western Water will work closely with its contractor to minimise disruption to nearby properties during construction, however the following are likely to occur:


Traffic management will be in place when required. You will notice increased construction traffic along the road as our contractor goes about their work.

We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you closely observe changes in traffic and driving conditions.

Noise and dust

During the daytime, you’ll hear construction noise and see dust coming from our site throughout the project. This will not last long as our contractor will continue to move along the pipeline route throughout the project.


You can expect to see excavation work on the side of the road. Fencing, barricades and trench covers may be used near the worksite to ensure your safety.

How do I get recycled water for my property?

If you are interested in a recycled water connection, please complete an expression of interest form at or contact the Renewable Resource Team on 1300 650 422, during business hours.

Will my driveway be affected?

We may need to temporarily work across some driveways for short periods. Affected residents will be notified in advance by our contractor so that alternative access arrangements can be made. Driveways will be reinstated once construction near a property is complete.

Will you repair any damage to the road and roadside?

During construction of any new pipeline, we’ll take temporary measures such as filling and covering holes to ensure the work area is safe. Toward the end of the project, Western Water will restore any disturbed areas to their original condition.

Will my services be affected?

No, we don’t anticipate any interruption to your water supply or onsite sewerage arrangements.

Where can I get more information?

Please email or contact our Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations Advisor on 1300 650 422 during business hours.

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