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Routine clean a big job for Sunbury region water mains

10 July 2017

Western Water is gearing up for its regular spring clean of water mains – taking in almost 500km of pipeline in Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Bulla and Wildwood.

“For us this is just routine maintenance, carried out every few years,” Western Water’s General Manager, Customer and Community Relations, Graham Holt, says.
 
“But it is a huge job to clean almost 500km of water mains, taking around 1,800 working hours over several months.”
 
Mr Holt says the maintenance job will ensure Western Water can continue to supply safe, high-quality drinking water.
 
“People may notice more Western Water vehicles and staff in their neighbourhood, or water running from a hydrant at times,” he says.
 
"Our teams will progressively work their way across the region starting from mid-July.”
 
Cleaning the water mains will involve flushing out each main with water.
 
“We will not need to switch customers’ water off, and they should not notice any change in water pressure,” Mr Holt says.
 
“Some people may notice a change in the taste of their water, but this is temporary. All our water will continue to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for health and safety.”
 

 


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