$750,000 in standpipe upgrades set to begin

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A $748,000 standpipe upgrade project has already started in Cobram, and is expected to continue in Shepparton, Numurkah, Nathalia, Mansfield, Euroa, Seymour, Nagambie, Tatura and Alexander in the coming months.

The Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) project, which is expected to be completed in 2020, has already seen an upgrade recently completed at Karook Street, Cobram, which was opened on February 7. The old site at Mill Street (off Terminus Road) has now been decommissioned.

Sites to be upgraded within the next two months include Shepparton (Florence Street), Numurkah, Nathalia and Mansfield.

A schedule for upgrades at Euroa, Seymour (Delatite Road), Kilmore, Rushworth, Nagambie, Shepparton (Daldy Road), Tatura and Alexandra will be finalised soon for completion by June 30.

Standpipe sites in Euroa and Tatura will also be relocated to improve access and eliminate safety concerns.

GVW project coordinator, Ian Matheson said the upgrades aimed to make it easier and faster for people to access the standpipes.

“The new system will allow people to access the standpipe instantly, rather than waiting to be approved,” Ian said.

“The access from the new standpipe is much safer compared to the overhead-fill systems, and will reduce the amount of paperwork that needs to be completed.”