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Cleaning and structural relining works have begun on Geelong sewer pipes dating back almost 100 years.

The major relining project by Barwon Water is taking place along Mercer Street in central Geelong, VIC and is being completed under contract by Interflow.

The project is expected to be completed in June 2014.

The work restores the structural integrity of the pipes. It involves pressure cleaning and installing a structural liner. The pipes will also be inspected through closed circuit television for quality control.

The pipes, some up to one metre in diameter, were part of the city’s original ovoid sewer system and were constructed in the early 1900s.

Traffic management will be in place during the work, which will require some lane closures.

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