We have engaged our design and construction specialists, the Barwon Water Alliance to repair the damaged sewer pipeline underneath the Anglesea River.
Several repair options are being considered, including inserting a flexible sleeve inside the existing pipe or boring a brand new pipeline below the riverbed.
The difficult and complex job could take up to two months to complete, but we are committed to completing all works before the end of October ahead of the summer tourist influx.
We are 100% committed to the health of the Anglesea River, and will ensure the new or repaired pipeline has the highest possible integrity.
The pipeline will remain shut down until repairs are complete. Meanwhile, sewage from west Anglesea will be transported by truck to the treatment plant. There will be no disruption to service for local residents or businesses.
We'll continue to keep our community informed, and encourage customers to contact us if they have any concerns.