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Romsey Bore Water Transfer Pipeline

We’re building a raw water pipeline from our bore in Glenfern Road to the nearby Romsey Water Filtration Plant to transfer water between Romsey and Lancefield.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Romsey, 

Status: Complete

Cost: $350,000

Expected Completion Date: October 2016

What do the works involve?

Western Water is constructing a 1.1km raw water pipeline along the roadside from our bore to the Romsey Water Filtration Plant.

We’ll be using a combination of construction methods:

  • open trenching – when we dig a trench to install the new pipeline
  • trenchless technology − we usually bore under roads or driveways with no impact, or to avoid damaging certain trees.

Once the new pipeline is connected to the plant, we’ll begin reinstating the roadside to its original condition.

Why is this project needed?

We’re building the new raw water transfer pipeline from our bore to our water filtration plant. This will enable us to transfer local water supplies more efficiently between Romsey and Lancefield.

When will the works take place?

Our contractor is expected to be onsite mid-August 2016. We aim to complete our work (weather permitting) in October this year.

Will my water supply be affected?


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.


During the daytime, you’ll hear construction noise coming from our site throughout the project. This will not last long as our contractor will continue to move along the pipeline alignment 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 work site to ensure your safety. Our contractor may also establish a storage area at sites along the way for equipment and construction materials.

Will my driveway be affected?

Our contractor will bore underneath driveways so that you can access your property at all times.

What will be visible at the site once work is completed?

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

Due to recent rainfall, our contractors efforts to reinstate the roadside opposite Cope-Williams Winery has become quite difficult in the wet conditions. Western Water field staff are taking temporary measures to ensure the area is safe. We'll continue to monitor the situation and consult with Macedon Ranges Shire Council to reinstate the roadside back to its original condition.

Where can I get more information?

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

Project updates

Romsey borefield update: February 2018513KB

Project update: August 2016296KB

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