South East Water has begun the renewal of a 100-year old water main on High Street in Prahran, Victoria.

The project comes as part of its commitment to delivering reliable and safe water and sewer services into the future.

The 10-week project along the northern side of High Street between Williams Road and Grandview Grove involves the replacement of 500m of cast iron water pipe originally laid in 1909.

General Manager Asset Creation at South East Water, Charlie Littlefair, said, “As we plan for the future, and determine where to focus our investments, customers tell us that water service reliability and quality must remain our top priority.

“The existing cast iron main has served us well, but it’s time to update this important piece of infrastructure, and ensure residents and businesses have a high-quality supply they can rely on into the future.”

Construction will begin on the corner of Williams Road and High Street, and will progress in three stages in an easterly direction towards Armadale.

In 2016, South East Water replaced more than 33km of water pipe and 34km of sewer pipe across its service region, and spent more than $25 million enhancing the reliability of its network.

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