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Barkly Street water main replacement (Completed)

Western Water replaced a section of the water main along Barkly Street, between Macedon Street and Shields Street.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Sunbury, 

Status: Complete

Cost: $440,000 approximately

Expected Completion Date: Completed

What did this project involve?

  • Replacement of an old water main with 1.1km of new 100mm pipe.
  • Construction was in the road pavement on the eastern side of Barkly Street, from Macedon Street to the Brook Street roundabout, and then from Brook Street to Shields Street.
  • Project is funded as part of Western Water’s Water Main Replacement Program. 
Barkly Street water main replacement


Why was this project needed?

  • Replacing the existing water main with a new pipe will improve service reliability and lessen the risk of water main leaks and bursts.
  • It reduces maintenance and repair costs to the water pipe network.
  • Construction commenced mid-July 2018 and was completed mid-October 2018.

Was the water supply be impacted?

To minimise disruption to the water supply, properties were supplied with a temporary water service for a short period of time. The contractor, DKM Utility Services, contacted property owners and tenants to arrange a suitable time to transfer their service.

If a temporary supply could not be provided, the water service was shut down briefly and property owners were provided with advance written notice of when the shut down would take place.

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