The first stage of Western Water’s $4.5 million Leakes Road water main project is now complete.

The new main, as part of Western Water’s capital investment program, is expected to start supplying water to the Woodlea Estate development in Rockbank from the middle of the first week of April 2017.

“This new main will mean better water pressure for residents in Woodlea,” Western Water’s General Manager, Customer and Community Relations, Graham Holt said.

“It is built to cope with the future population of Woodlea, which is expected to eventually reach around 20,000.”

There will be no impact on residents, as water will not be turned off during the switch to the new main.

Residents of Woodlea may notice a slight change in the taste of their water, which is currently coming from the Melbourne supply system.

Until now water had been supplied to Woodlea through the main that also supplies the township of Rockbank.

“With Woodlea coming on to the new main, Rockbank residents should also notice an improvement to their water pressure,” Mr Holt says.

Work to reinstate the verge of Leakes Road where the main was installed will be done over the coming months.

The final stages of the Leakes Road water main project are expected to be complete by mid-2017.

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