Newtown water supply upgrade nearing completion

Barwon Water contractors have laid and connected all the pipework along Queens Park Road as part of a small but crucial upgrade to the Newtown / Highton water supply system.

The highly visible project involves replacing almost a kilometre of the 70-year-old water main, including crossing the Barwon River at Queens Park Bridge.

Contractors laying a section of the new Newtown feeder main.

The original main, laid in the 1940s, had reached the end of its service life. The new pipe will improve reliability and provide better service to customers.

We will be doing some operational testing for pressure and quality next week, and asphalting the road within the fortnight. The project is on track for completion by the end of June 2014.

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