CWW secures water supply

City West Water (CWW) has completed its $13.4 million, 2.3 km installation project to secure drinking water to Carlton, Carlton North and the inner-city.

As part of the M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project, CWW installed a new 750 mm wide water main along Canning Street in Carlton.

CWW General Manager of Infrastructure and Delivery Amanda Smith said the upgrade was vital to ensure reliable water services for the community and its anticipated future growth.  

“The existing water main is almost 140 years old and nearing the end of its service life,” said Ms Smith.

“The new pipe is almost twice the size and will meet the needs of the CBD and inner Melbourne community it serves well into the future.

“I’m really grateful to residents and businesses in and around Canning Street who welcomed us into their quiet, leafy neighbourhood and showed great patience while we delivered this significant project.

“A small and committed group of community and stakeholder members also joined us on a project Community Reference Group, which allowed us to bring them behind the scenes of the work we were doing and helped us understand how to best plan and deliver these works with minimal disruption.” 

Works were completed on a popular bike commuter route, with CWW planting hundreds of trees and installing new drinking fountains in the area as a thank you to the local community for its support.  

CWW partnered with Jaydo on the infrastructure project, saying it demonstration a “joint commitment to working safely, supporting community safety and putting customers first”.

For more information visit the CWW website.

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