Water mains along Hopkins Street in Footscray will be upgraded in a major $188,000 renewal project as part of City West Water’s $14 million annual program to renew water mains.

The works on the water mains constructed in 1924, 1927 and 1978, will be carried out along Hopkins Street between Nicholson Street through to Moore Street, covering the intersection of Leeds Street in Footscray.

Maree Lang, City West Water’s General Manager of Infrastructure and Delivery, said the works taking place in Footscray were essential to the expanding inner western suburbs of Melbourne.

“Footscray is a major growth corridor in Melbourne, and as it expands and develops so does the pressure on our water mains. These necessary works will ensure a reliable water supply and quality of service for our customers now and into the future.

“We are working closely with Yarra Trams to ensure the upgrade to the 90 year old water main runs to schedule and any disruptions are kept to a minimum,” said Ms Lang.

The project is expected to begin in late February 2018 and will take approximately three weeks to complete. To minimise disruption to businesses, the works will largely take place overnight and customers will be notified of any temporary water outages as part of the works.”

The works are being planned in consultation with Maribyrnong City Council, Vic Roads, public transport operators and local traders to reduce community impact where possible.

Elisa is an experienced industry journalist and is a regular contributor to a range of energy and infrastructure titles. She has a unique knack for quickly finding the angle in any story her audience is most interested in learning more about.

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