Western Water are installing a new sewer main and underground sewer pump in Bacchus Marsh’s O’Keefe Crescent as part of a $1.4 million project.

Western Water’s General Manager, Customer and Community Relations, Graham Holt, said “The existing sewer system in O’Keefe Crescent has been causing problems for residents over the past few years. We have had some instances of sewage overflowing in wet weather, which this project should remedy,”

“We have been working with the Council and the community for some time now to come up with a solution that will be effective, with very little impact on the reserve.”

Mr Holt says there should be minimal disruption to residents during the work, which is expected to be finished by May 2016, weather permitting.

“There may also be occasional lane closures as we need to do work in the roadway, however, there will be no disruption to water or sewer services,” Mr Holt said.

As an additional benefit to the community, Western Water is installing a new 20-space car park for users of the nearby Masons Lane Recreational Reserve.  

Once the project is finished, there will be a small electrical cabinet beside the car park, to house the pump’s switchboard.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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