Planned works and interruptions

We regularly carry out planned works and projects to repair and upgrade our systems.

As a result some disruption to service and traffic interruptions may occur. We try and keep these to a minimum and where possible provide advance notice in local newspapers, on this website and by direct mail.

We have not listed all our current planned works below; just the works that may impact customers from traffic or service interruptions.

The information is as up-to-date as possible but is subject to change at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information call our Contact Centre on 1300 363 200 or see our contact us page for other contact details.

 

> Planned works and interruptions

 

Works Location Dates

Details

Heathcote water supply change

Heathcote and Tooborac

Friday 18 May 2018 until further notice

The raw water source for the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant that supplies Heathcote and Tooborac has been changed from Lake Eppalock to Caledonia Reservoir.

The change has been made to maximise the use of the water currently stored in Caledonia Reservoir.

All drinking water is treated to a standard that meets the requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Victoria’s Safe Drinking Water Act.

Whilst it is highly unlikely, customers may notice a change in the taste or the odour of the drinking water.


Water mains cleaning, Bendigo and Castlemaine

Various locations in Newstead, Fryerstown, Maldon, Harcourt, Guildford, Ephinstone, Taradale, Strathfieldsaye, Maiden Gully and Marong

May - July 2018

We are carrying out water mains cleaning in our Castlemaine and Bendigo networks.

There will be some interruptions to supply. Customers who are affected have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions when required.

Customers may notice our crews and contractors using fire hydrants to flush water through the system.

Sewer main cleaning, Marong and Maiden Gully Calder Highway, Allies Road and Hermitage Road Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Wednesday 30 May 2018, weather permitting

Our contractors, Suez Environmental Services, will be cleaning approximately 4.4 kilometres of sewer main.

Residents may notice our staff and contractors assessing the area prior to Tuesday 29 May 2018.

During works in Hermitage Road there is potential for an increase in odour in the immediate area.

Residents may notice an increase of heavy vehicles and there will be traffic management in place.

Planned water main shutdown, Echuca Bolton Street, (near the intersection with Warren Street), Echuca 9.30am to 1pm, Monday 4 June 2018

There will be a planned water main shutdown to lower a fire plug.

Customers who are affected have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions when required.

Water main renewal, Cohuna Livingstone Street (between William Street and Market Street), Cohuna Monday 25 May – Friday 29 June 2018

Our contractors are working to renew a section of water main.

Residents have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to service.

Water main renewal, Cohuna Bankhead Street (between Mitchell Street Livingstone Street), Cohuna Monday 25 May – Friday 29 June 2018

Our contractors are working to renew a section of water main.

Residents have been notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to service.

Digital meter program Trentham, Wedderburn, Korong Vale, Wychitella, Mysia and Borung March - June 2018

Our contractor, Ventia, is installing data loggers on existing customers’ water meters.

Customers have been notified.

No disruption to service.

Sewer main renewal, Echuca Corner of Murray Valley Highway and Elizabeth Street through to Terricks Road, Echuca 28 May 2018- August 2018

Our contractor, Interflow, is working to renew a section of sewer main.

There will be no interruption to sewer services during this time.

Residents have been notified.

Traffic management will be in place.

Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project Bennett Street, Redleaf Close and Heathcote South, Heathcote May 2018 - April 2019

Our contractors, Steve Standen Drainage, will be undertaking preliminary survey work within the vicinity of the potential pipeline alignments.

Construction work is due to commence in July 2018.

Residents have been notified.

Napier Street upgrade project water main relocation, Bendigo Napier Street (between Willman Court and Hamelin Street) November 2017 - June 2018

A contractor is relocating water mains as part of VicRoads Napier Street upgrade project.

There will be some short interruptions to water supply.

Customers who are affected will be notified.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

Coliban Main Channel Renewal, Sutton Grange Faraday-Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange Monday 21 May - July 2018

We are renewing 230 metres of the Coliban Main Channel.

There will be no interruption to rural customers' water orders as the works are taking place after the 2017/18 rural season has closed and will be completed before the start of the 2018/19 season.

There will be some noise and traffic disruption on Faraday Road and Sutton Grange Road during construction.

Please use extra caution if driving and walking in the area.

Water treatment plant process installation, Heathcote Heathcote and Tooborac Monday 18 December 2017 until further notice

We have installed an additional treatment process at the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant to ensure that any taste and odour compounds that are present in the raw water supply are treated and removed, prior to supply to customers.


The Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) dosing process removes these compounds and was installed as a proactive measure to minimise any potential impacts on the quality of drinking water that we supply to our customers.


All drinking water is treated to a standard that meets the requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Victoria’s Safe Drinking Water Act.


Residents will be receiving notification of the additional treatment process and we will continue to keep the community informed on this page.

Water meter replacement program

Various locations September 2017 - May 2018

As part of our Routine Renewals program our contractor, Select Solutions, is replacing the water flow meter at various properties in our region.

Customers who are affected have been notified.

Chlorination program, Kyneton

 

 

 

Kyneton March 2017 - May 2018

We are carrying out chlorine disinfection on the Kyneton water supply network.

There will be no disruption to supply although you may notice a change in the taste and odour of drinking water.

The water is safe to drink and meets Australian Drinking Water Standards.

Sewer main inspections, cleaning and renewals Various locations across our region January 2018 - June 2018

Our contractors, Lendlease, Interflow and RSP Environmental Services, carry out CCTV sewer main inspections, cleaning and renewals in various locations across our region.

Minor traffic interruptions as required.

No disruption to service.

Standpipe works, Marong

 

 

 

Calder Alternative Highway, Marong 2 March 2017 until further notice

The Marong standpipe has been temporarily flow controlled.

Regular users of the standpipe will notice that it will take longer to fill their tanks.

The nearest alternative standpipes are on Loddon Valley Highway (close to intersection with Grintons lane), Myers Flat, and at Station Street (close to intersection with Olympic Parade), Kangaroo Flat.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

For more information on our currently underway and completed projects see our Projects page.

 

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More information on currently underway and completed works is available on our Projects page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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