Temporary pipe across river

Media release issued 14 September 2011

Barwon Water is continuing work on a temporary sewer pipe across the Anglesea River.

The 300-metre pipe has been pulled across existing walking tracks and bridges from the west to the east side of the river between Coogoorah Park recreation reserve and Wray Street.

Work is now underway on restoring pedestrian access to the tracks.

The above-ground bypass is the first stage in replacing the damaged sewer main.

The temporary pipe will remove the need for trucks to cart sewage to the nearby Anglesea water reclamation plant.

It will also allow the transfer of recycled water from Aireys Inlet to continue while the new sewer main is bored beneath the river bed.

Barwon Water's General Manager Water Systems Carl Bicknell said the Barwon Water Alliance had called for tenders for construction of the new pipeline.

"It is important that the right contractor is chosen for this critical project. Similarly, we need to take all the appropriate steps to complete the project as soon as possible," Mr Bicknell said.

The project is being undertaken by the Barwon Water Alliance. Further updates will be provided on Barwon Water's website.