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Forrest Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

23 October 2023

Update - February 2024

Barwon Water is getting close to completing the Forrest Water Treatment Plant upgrade on Grant Street.

As part of these works, tomorrow morning (7 February) we will need to cut into the water main. This work will take around three hours to complete. To ensure that we don’t disrupt water services we will have water carts feeding into the system.

Tomorrow morning, you may notice two water trucks carrying water through town. During this time, the water supply will still come from the Forrest Water Treatment Plant. There should be no disruption to your water, including no change to the water pressure or change in taste.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 1300 656 007. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Background

With the Forrest Water Treatment plant on Grant Street reaching the end of its operational life, the current infrastructure will be decommissioned and replaced with a new, high quality facility to service the town. When completed, the upgrade will ensure we can continue to provide high quality, affordable and secure services for our customers and community.

The upgrade is a key project outlined and funded in Barwon Water’s 2018-2023 Price Submission, and is part of our customer promise to continue to deliver high quality and reliable water services across the region. There will be no additional cost to Barwon Water customers as a result of the upgrade.

Works commenced late September 2022. The plant is close to being complete with final testing likely to happen in early to mid 2024. Construction activities will occur between Monday to Friday, between 7am to 5pm and, if required Saturday 7am to 1pm.

As part of these works, please note:

  • Majority of works will take place within the water treatment plant site on Grant Street.
  • Please be mindful of construction vehicles entering and exiting the property. Access to surrounding private properties will be maintained.
  • There may be increased construction noise during these works. We apologise for the inconvenience and will do our best to minimise this.
  • There are no planned interruptions to your water services resulting from these works.

We will continue to keep the Forrest community informed on the progress of this project. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 656 007 or email projects@barwonwater.vic.gov.au