31 October 2022

The first stage of a major water main replacement project along Hawdon St is now complete.

Goulburn Valley Water is thanking residents along Hawdon St and motorists for their patience and understanding during construction, and the resulting slight traffic delays.

About 300m of a new 180mm water main was installed along Hawdon St between Knight and Rea Sts; with the majority of works carried out during school holidays to minimise the impact on road users.

The remaining section of water main construction and relining of the existing main to continue supplying high-volume customers will be carried out in early and mid-2023.

GVW Managing Director Steve Capewell said the first phase of the project had been successful; and while intense rainfalls had occurred during the works, there was no major impact and works were still complete within the original timeframe.

“We saw around 30 customers connected to a new water main that will improve their service reliability for the next 50 years,” he said.

“We’d like to thank people for their patience while we carried out this important infrastructure upgrade.”

Overall, the project will see about 800m of water main replaced along Hawdon St between Knight St and Balaclava Rd to improve service reliability, following a number of bursts and leaks during the past couple of years.

GVW will keep customers informed ahead of the beginning of the second phase of works, expected to begin in January.

People can stay up to date on the project’s progress at our project page.