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Sewer Vents Improvement Program

Yarra Valley Water is replacing a number of sewer vents as part of our on-going maintenance program to improve the condition of our sewerage infrastructure, which will ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable sewerage service to our customers.

Did you know?

There are approximately 1200 sewer vents located throughout Yarra Valley Water's service area. Many of them have been in operation for nearly 100 years and they assist in releasing gases and allowing oxygen into the underground sewerage system. The operation of these vents are vital in preventing the likelihood of odours that naturally occur within the sewer.

Figure 1. Typical sewer vent prior to improvement work
Figure 1. Typical sewer vent prior to improvement works

 

Improving our sewer vents

We have engaged Ventia and Abergeldie to undertake these improvements. This work mainly involves the replacement of the upper portion of the sewer vent and is typically completed within 1 day. Our partners will deliver this work as part of our on-going maintenance program to improve the condition of our sewerage infrastructure, which will ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable sewerage service to our customers.

Sewer vent replacement schedule

Between March and August this year our delivery partners will be completing these improvements across 340 sites in Melbourne’s inner-suburbs including but not limited to:

Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Pascoe Vale South, Alphington, Fairfield, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thornbury, Armadale, Malvern, Malvern East, Ivanhoe, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Surrey Hills, Deepdene, Epping and Glen Iris.

Watch the video below to see how the works will progress in each location. 

Community impacts

Water and sewerage services for nearby customers will not be affected by these works. Local residents and businesses may notice occasional construction noise during work hours, and some extra traffic (trucks) in the area.

Yarra Valley Water, Ventia and Abergeldie will work closely with local businesses and residents to ensure every effort is made to minimise the impact to the community while we carry out this important work.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about these works, please contact Yarra Valley Water’s contract manager, Blair Dixon ([email protected]).