Coliban Water has begun an $8million upgrade of the Huntly and Epsom sewer network with the construction of 11.5km of rising sewer main and two new pump stations.

The two new pump stations will be built at Sawmill Road and the Epsom-Huntly Recreation Reserve and Coliban Water will also be decommissioning three existing pump stations that are no longer required.

Coliban Water Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Corey Bourne, said the project is designed to not only accommodate current growth in the area, but also to prepare for future growth.

“Huntly and Epsom have seen extensive growth in both residential and commercial markets, and we need to ensure we have a sewer network that is able to service this growth now and into the future,” Mr Bourne said.

The new sewer main will start in Viewpoint Estate, Huntly, with a new sewer pump station constructed, and continue along Rennie Street and Station Street.

It will then cross over the highway at Allen Street as it makes its way to our Water Reclamation Plant in Howard Street, Epsom.

Girdwood Contracting were awarded the project, which is scheduled for completion in June 2016.

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