Renewal work has resumed on the $4.6 million Coliban Main Channel Renewal Project, following a break in the project to supply water to customers for the 2016/17 rural season.

The Coliban Main Channel is a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies raw water to the Bendigo and Castlemaine Water Treatment Plants, as well as delivering water to rural customers.

Coliban Water Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Corey Bourne, said the project will improve the security and efficiency of the channel while protecting its environmental and heritage value.

“The project is taking place over three years at times during the year when the channel is not in use. It involves the renewal of six concrete sections of channel with a combined length of 2.7km.

“We have renewed around 1.9km over the past two years with around 800m left to complete,” Mr Bourne said.

This stage of works began in May 2017 and are taking place in the Sutton Grange area,with works expected to be completed by October 2017 for the start of the 2017/18 rural season.

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