Gippsland Water’s new $13.5 million outfall sewer pump station is now fully operational.
Gippsland Water’s managing director, Sarah Cumming, said the new facility will service Sale, Wurruk and Fulham, pumping wastewater for at least the next 50 years.
“This new pump station is an important part of our wastewater infrastructure network and essential to the ongoing development of the region,” Ms Cumming said.
“It has more capacity than the previous pump station, as well as technology to improve odour control.”
Although the new pump station is functional in purpose, Ms Cumming pointed out that it looked good too, and care had been taken to ensure it fit in with the aesthetic design of the Port of Sale precinct.
“The new timber screening fence will be complemented with landscaped native plants,” Ms Cumming said.
“The old pump station, close to the bank of Flooding Creek, will be demolished later this year, further improving the appeal of the area.”
The project is one of a series of Gippsland Water’s major upgrades to support the future of Sale and surrounding areas.
Other recent projects to support the area include:
- An upgraded sewer pump station on Raglan Street
- A new main, and water basin cover and liner for the Sale Water Treatment Plant
- Upgraded mains in York Street and Patten/Montgomery Streets
Ms Cumming said there are more planned upgrades for the region, including an upgrade of the Dawson Street pump station to cater for the growing population.
The project was identified as a top ten capital project in Gippsland Water’s 2018-2023 Price Submission to the Essential Services Commission. Find out about other Gippsland Water capital projects at www.gippswater.com.au/major-projects.