Yarra Valley Water (VIC) has begun works on an upgrade to the Glenroy sewer system. The works will ensure the reliability of the sewer and reduce the likelihood of potential sewerage spills.

Tony Kelly, Managing Director Yarra Valley Water, said that a new 1.2 kilometre long sewer will be added to the system as part of the $2m investment to upgrade a critical section of the existing sewerage main in the Glenroy area.

“The construction of the new sewer main will begin next week and is expected to be completed early next year dependent upon weather and ground conditions.” said Mr Kelly.

Work will take place from the intersection of West Street and Caldwell Street in the north and along West Street towards the south-east corner of Pascoe Vale Girls College in the south. Work will be carried out between 7.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday with less disruptive works taking place on some Saturdays between 7.30am and 1.30pm.

“Throughout the works lane closures on nearby roads may be required. During this time traffic management will be in place where necessary and every effort will be taken to reduce the impact on nearby residents and school students. Residents who are directly affected will receive regular updates.

“Heavy rain events can cause spills into the environment, which can create unpleasant odours, as well as potential public health risks if left unattended. These works will help to avoid sewage spills in the area for the benefit of both the local environment and the community.

“Yarra Valley Water operates and maintains over 9,000 kms of sewer mains within our area and this project is part of our commitment to deliver quality water and sewerage services to our customers” Mr Kelly said.

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