Friday, July 11, 2008

Main Sewer Replacement

Melbourne Water is about to begin work to replace the Melbourne main sewer. With the growth of Docklands, the current sewer, which dates back to the 1890's, is not up to the task.
The project is planned to have a work site at Fennell Reserve (between Ingles & Boundary St). The tunnel will go underground, so no works will be visible in the Railway Reserves. There will be another work site at Swallow Street, next to the tennis courts, where the boring machine will re-emerge. Two way traffic access from Garden City round the back past the tennis courts will be maintained.
Go to Melbourne Water's website for detailed information
The tollfree community contact line is 1800 734 558 email
Port Melbourne has the distinction of having the very first connection made to the original sewer. You will find a plaque acknowledging this important contribution to public health on the north eastern corner of Princes and Rouse St.