Gippsland Water has begun construction on a new water main in Sale (VIC) in order to secure a stable water supply for the region and meet growing needs.

The 1.9 kilometre pipeline will run from the Sale Water Treatment Plant at Waterworks Road, to the town centre.

Traralgon-based company Maffra Trenching and Boring (MTB) will carry out the works.

Gippsland Water General Manager Customer Service and Communications, Paul Clark, said the project is part of an overall $11.4million investment in Sale for 2013-18, out of which $3.8million has already been spent on other major capital projects in the town.

“Once completed, this new water main will operate parallel with the existing pipeline, making it a very important asset for Sale in terms of securing supply during peak periods as well as encouraging further development in the town, particularly to the north,” Mr Clark said.

Gippsland Water has been planning for an additional treated water supply pipeline for the Sale community since 2014.

Approximately 250 metres of pipeline has already been laid along Cunninghame Street as part of initial works.

Construction of the water main is expected to be completed in May 2016. 

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