Coliban Water is installing up to 15 pressure monitoring systems across Bendigo in order to understand any challenges customers may face regarding their water assets.

Coliban Water Manager Assets and Operations, Steve Dunlop, said these new installations will help inform the corporation’s day to day operational decisions.

“Pressure monitors record data about the pressure of the water flowing through the network to customers’ homes. This data is automatically sent to Coliban Water so that so that the stations are not required to be visited regularly.

“Having monitors in place improves our day to day operational decision making and helps identify any long term capital works that may be required to improve service levels in particular areas.”

Mr Dunlop said each location has been chosen where there is a need to improve pressure management knowledge of the water supply network in that area, in order to ensure service standards are maintained.

“The stations will be located in areas that will not cause any disturbance to customers and will take between three to six hours to install. Water supply and water pressure are not impacted as part of the process,” Mr Dunlop said.

The pressure monitoring stations will begin installation in February 2016 with completion expected in April 2016.

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