In order to prevent deterioration and increase its service life, 4.6km of Melbourne Water’s Brighton main sewer will undergo extensive rehabilitation.

Following more than a century of use, Melbourne Water will be rehabilitating the Brighton Main Sewer (technical name – Hobsons Bay Main Sewer).

Recent CCTV inspections indicate that the existing sewer has deteriorated, and failure to rehabilitate the sewer could result in sections of the sewer collapsing, disrupting local sewerage services.

The Brighton Main Sewer Rehabilitation Project will see 4.6km of the existing sewer relined.

Melbourne Water General Manager Major Program Delivery Eamonn Kelly said the project will ensure a reliable system for the future and ensure the local community continues to receive safe and consistent sewerage services.

“Our site investigations have indicated we need to carry out these works to ensure the sewer does not collapse and to protect public health by reducing the likelihood of sewerage spills during wet weather conditions,” Mr Kelly said.

“These essential works on the Brighton Main Sewer will increase the service life of this vital infrastructure asset by another 50 years.”

Works, which will include relining, manhole repair and rehabilitation and operational improvements to flow monitoring and control, will commence in March 2018 and are scheduled to be completed in March 2019.

Upgrade works will take place along St Kilda Street, Esplanade and Beach Road from North Road Brighton to Orlando Street Hampton.

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