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The West Gippsland (Victoria) town of Drouin’s water pipes are set to receive a springclean in coming weeks.

Gippsland Water field crews will soon commence air scouring on more than 120 kilometres of the towns water pipes. These works will continue through to December.

General Manager of Operations, Peter Skeels, said the work was essential to maintaining water quality through the Drouin system.

“These are the sorts of jobs that the public see us undertaking but don’t necessarily understand how these works ensure what comes out of the tap is the quality of water they expect.”

Air scouring gives the water mains an extra clean through a process that jets the pipe with a high pressure air flow.

The air scouring maintenance is part of a $10 million budget for preserving the integrity and operation of Gippsland Water’s assets across the region.

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