Coliban Water has completed replacement of the water main along the Midland Highway in Elmore after six bursts over the past 12 months.

Chief Operating Officer, Neville Pearce, said the replacement of the water main was part of Coliban Water’s routine replacement and renewal project.

“The project involved replacing 127 metres of water main that was originally laid in 1940 and had come to the end of its life.”

“The previous main failed multiple times in the past year due to ground movement, potentially caused by heavy traffic, combined with the age of the pipe,” Mr Pearce said.

The new water main was installed along the same alignment of the previous main, using trenchless technology where possible.

“Our routine replacement and renewal project ensures that we continue to maintain and deliver services to our customers with minimal disruption,” Mr Pearce said.

In nearby Rochester, 140 metres of water main has also been replaced in Echuca Road. This main was originally laid in 1954.

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