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Water mains from 1889 to be upgraded in North Melbourne

Two major North Melbourne streets will have their 128-year-old water mains upgraded this summer, ensuring continuation of a constant reliable water supply for the community.

City West Water is undertaking upgrades on the 300mm water main along Arden Street and Lloyd Street.

Works are beginning this week at the intersection of Dryburgh Streets and Arden Street.


City West Water’s General Manager of Infrastructure and Delivery, Maree Lang, said the works on the historical water mains were essential to safeguard future water supplies to the precinct.


“The current water main along the corridor was constructed in 1889. It has served the community well but it is now in need of an upgrade to ensure it continues to operate efficiently in the future.


“As Melbourne grows, more pressure is put on our water mains, therefore it is important that we do this upgrade now to prepare for the increase in population,” said Ms Lang.


“We’re grateful to the community for their patience and understanding while we undertake these essential works.”


The upgrade will include some road lane closures to ensure the works can be carried out safely.


The works have been planned in consultation community members, residents, business owners, City of Melbourne, Vic Roads, public transport operators and Bicycle Victoria, to reduce community impact where possible.

Members of the community are encouraged to visit City West Water’s website or social media sites to follow the project’s progress.


About City West Water


City West Water provides 100 billion litres of drinking water per annum to more than 430,000 properties across Wyndham, Melton, Brimbank, Hume, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Yarra and Hobsons Bay council areas. We have an ongoing program of works to renew and upgrade water and sewer infrastructure.


As one of three Victorian Government owned retail water businesses in metropolitan Melbourne, City West Water manages over 4,785kms of water supply mains and 4,239kms of sewer supply mains.