Greater Western Water (GWW) has upgraded a 134-year-old water main in Parkville, VIC through the use of sliplining.
GWW began the Royal Parade Upgrade project in May 2023 in partnership with Fulton Hogan, which involved replacing the existing water main with two kilometres of new pipeline.
Construction utilised sliplining technology to insert a new 560mm diameter inside the existing 750mm diameter wrought iron main.
Sliplining was used as it helped limit disruption to local businesses, limit water supply interruptions and pressure and ensure construction was safer and more time efficient.
GWW acting general manager growth and infrastructure Bri George said the upgrade was a high priority due to the water main’s condition.
“The Royal Parade water main is a critical asset and has been providing the Parkville community with reliable water services since 1889, that’s more than 130 years of ongoing use,” she said.
“Our investment in this upgrade was crucial to ensuring our customers continue to receive reliable water services for decades to come and highlights our ongoing commitment to supporting our city’s growth.
“We would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding while we carried out these essential works.”
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