Western Water has begun construction of a new 5.5km water main to cater for the growing population of Rockbank in Victoria.

The $4.5million water main will run alongside Leakes Rd from the Melton Highway in Plumpton, under the Western Freeway and railway line to Station Street in Rockbank.

Western Water’s General Manager Customer and Community Relations Graham Holt said, “This major project will cater to the huge population growth expected in Rockbank over the next few years.

“With Rockbank’s population expected to grow to almost 20,000 by 2030, we are working closely with other government agencies to ensure this community is well-serviced.”

Most of the main will be installed into an open trench, but boring and directional drilling will be needed to go under the freeway, railway line, and through environmentally sensitive areas.

“We’ll be doing our best to minimise any impacts on the environment and our customers,” Mr Holt said.

“We are keeping businesses and residents along the route informed about progress and taking feedback on board.”

The project is one of several planned by Western Water to service Rockbank, including a new sewer pump station and sewer mains.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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