Efficient water services and sanitation are a must in every community – our plumber in Doncaster knows this!
And just like any other utility, regular maintenance and upgrades are needed to keep up with Melbourne’s rapid growth.
Melbourne’s largest water utility retailer in the northern and eastern suburbs is Yarra Valley Water. Over the next couple of months, you’ll see trucks from their contractors taking over roads in Doncaster, Epping, Surrey Hills and Ringwood.
While they may impact your daily commute, the work they’re doing is crucial for our water systems!
Do you happen to live nearby? Read on to bring yourself up to speed with current projects or upcoming works in your local area, and if you need a plumber in Doncaster, don’t hesitate to give the team at H2-Pro a call. (03) 9844 1444.
Recycled water system in Doncaster
With almost 18.5 million litres of drinking water used every year in Melbourne’s CBD alone, water conservation and recycling is a big priority.
To cope with increasing demand, Yarra Valley Water (YVW) is proposing a new recycled water system that will service more than 5000 homes in Doncaster.
Eram Park has been chosen as the most suitable site for the planned Recycled Water Treatment Plant.
The recycled water will be useful to residents in the Doncaster Hill area for flushing toilets, doing laundry, and watering the garden.
Once this project is completed, it’s estimated that approximately 2.5 million litres of water will be recycled every week.
Multiply that by 52 weeks, and that’s 130 million litres a year – a sizeable dent in Melbourne’s water footprint!
Just this month, the project started in earnest with feasibility studies examining the possibility of constructing the plant underground.
While there’s no ETA on when construction will be completed by, you can keep up-to-date by checking this website for periodic updates.
Pipe upgrades in Kew
Yarra Valley Water has also scheduled upgrade works in the Kew area. Here, some water pipes are up to 100 years old!
As you can imagine, this work is critical. It will ensure Kew residents continue to receive a safe supply of drinking water.
3km of existing pipes will be upgraded along Wellington Street, Davis Street, Sackville Street, and Grange Road, Kew. You can expect partial road closures and some one-way traffic – see the full schedule here.
Contractors are working only along certain points for weeks at a time and are moving along the proposed map every 3-5 weeks. Construction began mid-May and is scheduled to take a year. Works will be complete by May 2019.
Please be assured that your water and sewerage supply will not be affected during this time.
Water pressure woes in Surrey Hills
Are you a Surrey Hills resident who experiences low water pressure? Have you called a plumber in Surrey Hills, only to have them find no issues within your home’s system?
In this case, it’s probably not a case of your plumber missing something. This is a problem that is widespread throughout this suburb!
Over the last couple of months, Yarra Valley Water has been working to improve the consistency of water pressure in Surrey Hills. Part of this involves constructing new pumping stations, as well as relocating existing ones to better locations.
This will help your water pressure problems by increasing making it easier to pump water to houses that are located further away or at the tops of hills.
You can expect a return to normal levels of water pressure in Surrey Hills within the next couple of months once construction starts winding down.
Unsure if your water pressure problems are due to this project or a fault in your home’s plumbing? Book a free inspection report from a local plumber in Doncaster!
Ringwood water pipe improvement
Part of ensuring quality plumbing in your home is regular inspections.
And the same goes for water infrastructure like mains pipes!
Earlier this year, an ageing water pipe was replaced between Bourke Street and Maroondah Highway.
While work on the 300m stretch has since been completed on the pipe replacement project on Ringwood Street (near Eastland), don’t be surprised if you see occasional Yarra Valley Water trucks turn up for inspections.
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Talk to a local plumber in Doncaster!
Got concerns or questions about the upgrades and projects in your area? Don’t hesitate to contact H2-Pro Plumbing!
We’re proud locals:
- We’re based in north-east Melbourne
- We send our kids to school here
- We’re active in the local community
This means our team is completely up-to-speed with local infrastructure projects. We can advise you about the going-ons in your suburb, and how these are going to impact your water.