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Westernport Water is committed to delivering improved water quality and reliable service to our customers and community. In line with this commitment, we have engaged Citywide as our contractor to renew the water main in Ventnor.

Project budget

$1.8m (All five project zones)

$0.6m (Zone one: Ventnor)

Why do we need these works?

The rehabilitation and/or replacement of the water main will:

  • improve service reliability and water quality
  • reduce maintenance and repair costs
  • reduce potential property damage if the water main were to fail.

When will the works start?

The works commenced on Wednesday 20 May and may three months to complete.

Where will these works occur?

ZONE ONE

Stage one: Lymington Avenue, Gurnard Avenue, Bingley Crescent

Stage two: St Andrews Drive

Stage three: Pall Mall

What do the works involve?

The new water main will be laid in the nature strip. It will not interfere with properties or front gardens. Wherever possible, trenchless construction techniques will be used to minimise disturbance to the community.

Will water supply be affected?

All works, including service connections, have been carefully planned to minimise any disruptions to the water service. Water will remain available throughout construction unless otherwise advised. Customers will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of any planned service disruptions. If customers have any water supply requirements other than normal domestic or business use (e.g. health related needs), please let us know so that we can arrange an alternative water supply.

Do customers have to pay for these works?

There is no cost to the property owner for these works.

How will local businesses be affected?

We are working closely with affected businesses to minimise disruption wherever possible and determine the most suitable time to complete the works. Businesses with fire services should note that water will not be provided for sprinkler systems during construction if temporary water services are required.

Will driveways be affected?

At various locations along the water main alignment, the pipe may be laid across property driveways. In most cases, the construction crew will be able to drill underneath driveways so that customers can access their property at all times. Where drilling is not possible, we will adopt an open cut excavation method. In the event where driveway access is impacted, we will notify customers well in advance so that alternative access arrangements can be made.

Will Westernport Water repair any damage?

Immediately after the works are complete, we will apply top soil and seed to grassed areas affected by the works and, where possible, reinstate the area to its original condition. The project team will also arrange for repair to any road, footpath and driveway areas.

Contact us

Please email westport@westernportwater.com.au or call 1300 720 711 if you would like more information about the project.