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Pipe insertion ensures Yarraville’s gas supply

SP AusNet, the manager of the Victorian gas distribution network across central and western Victoria, is replacing and upgrading 5.6 km of low pressure gas mains within and surrounding Urwin Street.

Where possible, high pressure polyethylene pipes will be inserted into the existing low pressure cast iron mains.

SP AusNet Manager Gas Services Dean Comrie said “This project forms part of a long-term effort to systematically replace cast iron mains across the existing network in our commitment to continually modernise and improve gas delivery to our customers.”

In 2011-12, SP AusNet will spend in excess of $A10 million replacing aged low pressure gas pipes. This project is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2011.

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