Patients and staff at Maryvale Private Hospital in Morwell can rest easy knowing they have a secure water supply thanks to a $46,000 Gippsland Water project.

Gippsland Water staff and local contractors Trenack Excavations & Plant Hire spent a week on site laying approximately 100 metres of new pipes, which will be used to provide a back-up water supply to the hospital in the event of a disruption to its primary water supply.

The project involved three short planned water supply interruptions to 70 residential properties in the Maryvale and Crinigan Road areas, while the crew installed the new pipeline.

Gippsland Water worked closely with the hospital throughout the works with a 30,000 litre water tanker brought in to ensure continuous supply to the hospital during the works.

The crew also worked into the evening to avoid water supply disruption to students and teaching staff at the nearby Morwell Primary School.

“This hospital plays a critical role in healthcare for this region, and it is crucial that the facility has a secure water supply,” said Paul Clark, Gippsland Water General Manager Customer Service and Communications.

“We worked closely with the hospital throughout this project to minimise any impacts and appreciate the cooperation of staff while the works took place,” said Mr Clark.

Gippsland Water maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 16 water treatment plants, over 1,500 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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