The Lakes Entrance community stands to benefit from an East Gippsland Water project to upgrade a sewer pump station at Ferndale Parade in the town.
The project will involve installation of underground storage tanks at the pump station to increase storage capacity. This will improve the efficiency and reliability of local sewerage services, particularly in the event of severe wet weather or a prolonged power outage.
On-site work is due to get underway in early February and will take approximately three months to complete.
Additional work will be carried out later in the year to install a permanent generator at the site, to manage the risk of any prolonged power outage affecting the sewer network.
Some temporary vehicle and pedestrian traffic management measures may be necessary. Affected residents in the immediate area have been contacted and will continue to be updated as the project progresses.
East Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Bruce Hammond, said, “Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience and we would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation with this project, which will bring long term benefits for customers.”
The project is part of a $12 million program of investment in capital projects that the corporation is committed to for the current financial year across East Gippsland Water’s towns.
Customers with any queries about the Ferndale Parade sewer pump station works should contact East Gippsland Water on 1800 671 841.