Media Release: Water Main Upgrade for Anderson Street Yarraville

2 March 2015
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City West Water will start essential water main renewal works in Anderson Street, Yarraville from Wednesday 11 March 2015.

The works will be completed in sections to minimise disruption to motorists and traders, will run from the railway crossing to Ballarat Street and are expected to take five weeks.

City West Water Managing Director Anne Barker said the replacement of the water main on both sides of the street is part of an ongoing program to replace ageing water mains in Melbourne.

The water main along Anderson Street was built in 1926 has had a recent history of leaks and water supply interruptions to traders and residents, Ms Barker said.

The new water main will provide a consistent, reliable source of water to local businesses and residents without the inconvenience caused by ongoing repairs.

Works will be take place between 7am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Lane closures will be in place to allow works to take place, but delays are expected for motorists through the area.

Car parking spaces along Anderson St between Ballarat St and the rail line will be reduced during the works. Pedestrian access will not be affected during the works.

Ms Barker said City West Water fully understands the importance of this iconic shopping strip in Yarraville and every effort has been made to ensure disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.

The works will cause some disruption, and we are confident the community will be accommodating as we undertake these essential water main renewals.

Upon completion of the works, Maribyrnong City Council will be resurfacing the road surface.

Customers can follow the works on Twitter #citywestwater.