Gippsland Water is upgrading the Warragul main water supply line to reduce the amount of service disruptions for customers.
Chris Wood, acting manager of Operations at Gippsland Water, said more than 50 customers in Warragul, mostly businesses in the CBD, were connected to the main water supply pipe rather than a reticulated system.
“This means that there is no buffer for customer if there is an unplanned disruption to the water main,” Mr Wood said.
“The upgrade will improve the ability to drain and refill the main thus reducing the time it takes to carry out repairs.”
During the works all interruptions to water supply will be kept to a minimum and customers will be notified when water supply may be impacted.
Gippsland Water contractors will undertake some of the works at night in an effort to minimise the impact on business in the busy CBD.
The project is expected to take 10 weeks to complete and is dependent on a number of factors including the weather.