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Construction complete on new Ferris Road water main

26 September 2019

Construction is now complete on a new water main at the Ferris Road / Western Highway overpass in Melton.

The project will increase capacity and improve reliability of supply to homes in the fast-growing Melton South area. It’s important as it removes a bottleneck in our water supply network that restricted supply downstream to developments in Melton South.

Work was completed with minimal disruption to properties and traffic.

As part of the $2.4 million project, the existing 300mm water main was replaced with 660 metres of a new 600mm pipe. Work involved drilling for 100 metres under the Western Highway to enable connection into the existing main.

It is one several projects that have been completed or are nearing completion in the Rockbank – Melton growth corridor.

Work is nearly finished on a new $4.5 million sewer pump station at Woodlea Estate in Aintree, which will be one of the largest in Western Water’s sewer network, capable of pumping 185 litres per second.

Construction is complete on a 3km sewer main at Aintree, a new 1km-long water pipe from Aintree to Deanside, and a new 5.3km drinking water pipeline at Mt. Atkinson.

Western Water invested $70 million in capital works in 2018/19 and is projected to spend $82 million in 2019/20, much of that to support development growth in our service region.



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