Westernport Water is constantly maintaining and upgrading our water infrastructure to ensure we provide the best quality of water possible to our customers. This page features an overview of our ongoing maintenance projects and will be frequently updated to reflect the latest developments.
Hasting Street - sewer main replacement (completed)
Works scheduled for December have succesfully been completed.
The replacement of the Hasting St rising sewer main located along Rhyll/Newhaven Road, was completed on Wednesday 21 December by contractor Downer EDI. The new pipeline made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) was installed using a trenchless construction method, to ensure the integrity of our wastewater system and the environment.
Sunderland Bay pump station upgrade
Westernport Water is upgrading the Sunderland Bay Pump Station, located at the intersection of Rhyll/Newhaven Road, by installing a new microbial bacteria unit.
This unit will reduce hydrogen sulphide levels in the air and further minimise instances of odour. The upgrade is currently being commissioned and customers will start to notice the benefits within the next few weeks. Further monitoring will take place over the next 12 months.
Silverleaves ground boring
Following concerns raised in Bass Coast Shire’s Domestic Waste Water Management Plan, Westernport Water is working with the Shire to test the quality of the groundwater in the Silverleaves area. The bores established on the road reserve land during early December 2011 will be used to sample and test the quality of the ground water over a four month period until mid Apdil 2012.