Melbourne Water plans upgrade of Maribyrnong River Main

Melbourne Water will start construction on the Maribyrnong River Main Sewer next month, one of the main assets in its 400 km network.

Approximately 8.8 km in length, the sewer runs from North Road in Avondale Heights to Epsom Road in Ascot Vale.

The majority of works will take place around existing manholes in the area, with workers installing an above-ground bypass sewer pipeline to allow local sewerage services to keep operating during the operation.

Workers will then insert a new plastic sleeve into the existing pipe to clean and reline the sewer, followed by rehabilitation to aging and damaged manholes and decommissioning those that are no longer needed.

Melbourne Water estimates that relining the sewer will extend the life of the sewer by at least 50 years.

Works are expected to be completed by the middle of 2020.

For more information visit the Melbourne Water website.

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