In April, Westernport Water conducted an investigation into the possibility of the concrete main being used as a sleeve to carry the new purple pipe, which will deliver Class A water into the Cowes CBD.
The underground main is located along Phillip Island Road between Wimbledon Heights and the Cowes Rhyll/Ventnor Road roundabout.
Westernport Water Managing Director Murray Jackson “This is a creative way to make use of an abandoned water main and at the same time save on excavation and construction costs.
“Using this old infrastructure will also save the community traffic disruptions related to further construction.”
The Phillip Island Recycled Water Scheme is expected to bring Class A water to many pockets between Wimbledon Heights and Cowes by the end of 2012.