Liebig Street water main renewal project to start

13 October 2017

Ageing water mains at the southern end of Warrnambool’s Liebig Street will be replaced in the next few weeks.

Wannon Water project manager Murray Dancey said the project would help to ensure the long-term reliability of the network.

“It is one of the many ways that Wannon Water is maintaining critical infrastructure throughout the region,” Mr Dancey said.

“The existing main has been damaged over time by the Norfolk pine root system and a full replacement further from the pines is the best option allowing us to provide high quality services to our customers for the next 80 years.”

Local contractors Cri-Tech Plumbing will replace the main in the block from Merri Street to Timor Street. Work is expected to start next week and be completed in December.

“Wannon Water has timed the project ahead of the busy summer holidays as we want to avoid peak traffic periods,” Mr Dancey said.

“We acknowledge the city renewal works that are currently taking place further along Liebig Street and have scheduled this project in conjunction with Warrnambool City Council to ensure it is completed prior to Christmas.”

Property owners have been advised of the works and an electronic sign will be in place to advise motorists of any traffic changes.

Mr Dancey said some properties along the street would have a temporary connection installed to ensure continuity of water supply during construction.

“Some residents may also experience water pressures lower than what they are accustomed to. These pressures will return to normal once the works are completed.”

Construction will predominantly take place within the road pavement on the western side of Liebig Street. To ensure contractor safety, traffic interruptions will occur in the north-bound lane of the entire block with detours in place. Signs will advise motorists of traffic changes.

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