Queensland Urban Utilities has begun work on the construction of a new section of water main in Brisbane Street, in the city of Ipswich.

The 400 metre pipeline will replace an existing water main between Waghorn and Ellenborough Streets.

Queensland Urban Utilities Chief Executive Officer, Louise Dudley, said the $1 million project will improve the integrity of the local network.

“This investment will ensure that the people of Ipswich will continue to receive a reliable and efficient water supply now and into the future,” she said.

“We are laying the foundations to support a burgeoning population in one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities.”

The new water main will be laid in three sections over the next two months, weather permitting.

“We are working closely with residents and businesses to minimise impact to the local community,” Ms Dudley said.

“The majority of work will be completed at night to ensure access to surrounding roads, footpaths and car parks is maintained throughout the day.”

Water supply is expected to be maintained at all times.

This coming financial year, Queensland Urban Utilities will invest nearly $40 million in the Ipswich community as part of its capital expenditure program.

“It is important that we continue to plan and build for future population growth to ensure we have a sustainable water and sewerage network for many years to come.”

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