Sewer main works in your area starting October 2021

You might not notice a lot of the work we do because most of it is beneath your feet. Every day (and night), we’re maintaining and upgrading the pipes and pumps that keep the sewerage network flowing. With some upcoming night works in South Road, Ludstone Street, Villeroy Street, Castlefield Reserve and the walking track between Castlefield Reserve and Haileybury College, Hampton you might see us (or our contractor Interflow) around. 

Here’s what to expect while we get the job done.


What we're doing

This project is to upgrade aged sewer pipes so you can always rely on us every time you flush or send water down the drain.

We're working with Interflow to help us.

When it's happening

We're planning to start work on 24 October until mid November 2021. It should take around three weeks to complete (depending on the weather).

We’ll work at night, because it’ll be safer for us with lower flows in our pipes compared to during the day.

You can expect us to work Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am. On the odd occasion, we might need to work at other times for safety or technical reasons.

What might impact you

We’ll do our best to keep impacts to a minimum, however these are the kinds of things you might notice while we work:

  • More trucks on the streets around you.
  • Less car parks on some streets.
  • Noise from machinery, like beepers when trucks reverse.
  • Lights as we work at night.
  • A change in normal traffic flow.
  • You'll notice that our traffic management team are around too, to make sure people, bikes and cars can move around safely.

To keep noise disruptions to a minimum, we'll install a sound proof tent around manholes when jackhammering.

Want to know more? Watch our video 'What you might hear and see' below.

Don't miss these details

You shouldn't notice any change to your water or sewer services while we work.

When we’ve finished the job, we’ll leave things how we found them and return any areas we’ve impacted as close as possible to their original condition. 

During the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have changed our engagement practice to ensure our crews can maintain physical distancing. Our COVID-19 update letter can be found below.

Where we will be working

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Location of pipeline to be upgraded

What you might hear and see

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sewer Renewal Program involves replacing or repairing sewer mains. This essential service aims to improve service reliability, reduce public health risks and mitigate the effects of failing sewer mains. 

The rehabilitation of the sewer main will:

  • Reduce potential spills to the environment
  • Improve service reliability
  • Reduce maintenance and repair costs 

Most works are carried out in four stages:

  1. Excavation (if required – in most cases digging is not necessary)
  2. Cleaning
  3. Relining pipe
  4. Final inspection

On occasion excavation may be required so you may notice truck movement and noise from this initial work. Otherwise all work within the pipe can be accessed through existing manholes and is controlled from ground level. Night works will be required to complete these works and will only be undertaken on the road or nature strip. 

Interflow will complete these works on behalf of South East Water. 

If the sewer main requiring renewal is located on your property, you will be contacted regarding providing access. Also, you may be asked to stop discharging into the sewer for specified periods. This means that you will have short term use of your toilet, washing machine, shower and other household appliances that use water.

You may also be asked to move your car to enable works to be carried out and you will be notified on the day if this is necessary. To safely undertake these works, traffic conditions may change so please take care when travelling around the construction sites. 

No. Your water services will not be disrupted during these works. 

The Project Team will reinstate your property and the work area as close as possible to its original condition. We will apply top soil and seed to grassed areas affected by works. Paved surfaces including driveways, footpaths and roads will be temporarily sealed to ensure they are safe for both pedestrians and vehicles until a final reinstatement is completed. 

No. There is no cost to the property owner for these works. 


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Hampton Sewer Renewals - REF 998692/910141/910142/816954/817825/517057/817855

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Water and Sewer renewals
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Seaford VIC 3198

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