Kerang Urban Water Main Upgrade

During January and February 2024, Lower Murray Water will be undertaking water main replacement works along the southern side of Wellington Street, between Nolan and Victoria Streets.

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During January and February 2024, Lower Murray Water will be undertaking water main replacement works along the southern side of Wellington Street, between Nolan and Victoria Streets. New property connections will be installed and tapped to the new main and property connections will also be renewed to properties along the northern side of Wellington Street.

These works are necessary to ensure all Lower Murray Water infrastructure, located under the planned Gannawarra Shire streetscape works, is renewed prior to its construction. Works commence on Monday 29 January and are expected to be completed in under 4 weeks.

To facilitate this necessary work, there will be the need for some parking lane closures in the immediate works area. However, please rest assured that access to businesses and residences in the affected areas will be maintained. Planned interruptions to your water supply will be necessary to allow new connections to the water main. Lower Murray Water will ensure that all affected businesses are notified in advance of the disruption to service.

Frequently Asked Questions

These works are necessary to ensure all water infrastructure under Gannawarra Shire’s planned streetscape works is renewed prior to construction.  The existing water main was installed in 1938. Replacing it now will prevent unplanned works due to leaks and bursts, ensuring a reliable water supply.

The works will be conducted during January and February 2024. Our tentative start date is 22 January 2024. We will strive to complete the works as quickly as possible while ensuring works are carried out to a high standard.

Yes, early in the main replacement works the parking lane on the southern side of Wellington Street between Nolan and Victoria Streets will be temporarily closed, and staged parking restrictions will occur during this stage of the works. Foot access to businesses will remain open.

 

During the property connection replacement phase the parking lane on the northern side of Wellington Street between Nolan and Victoria Streets will be temporarily closed, and staged parking along the northern kerb will occur during this stage of the works. Foot access to businesses will remain open.

There will be short interruptions in water supply during connection of the new main to the existing system and during swap over of property connections to the new main. These disruptions will be kept to a minimum and Customers will be notified prior to any planned interruptions.

We value your input. Our team will be reaching out to affected businesses and residents to gather feedback and tailor our approach to minimise disruptions. Leading up to the works you can contact David Zacher on 0477 561 187 or by email at david.zacher@lmw.vic.gov.au. Once works commence the primary contact will be Michael Connolly, by phone on 0455 095 916 or email at michael.connolly@lmw.vic.gov.au

While we aim for timely completion, unforeseen issues or weather events may cause delays. We appreciate your patience and understanding in such situations.

Absolutely. We are genuinely concerned about our customers and committed to working collaboratively. Whilst we cannot eliminate them altogether, we plan to minimise disruptions to your businesses.

Yes, footpaths will generally remain open. There may be some short closures for specific tapping operations, but access will be restored as quickly as possible.

Feel free to contact us with any specific concerns you have. We are here to address them and ensure the smooth progress of the project.