Melton water main completed

Work being completed on a water main in Melton. (Supplied)

Greater Western Water has put the finishing touches on Melton’s newest water main.

The Beattys Road water main is 4.7 kilometres long and represents a $12 million investment by the water corporation.

About 450 litres of water will flow through it every second, forming the primary supply for about 16,500 new homes and businesses, and the further developments forecast through to 2029.

The main runs along Beattys and Taylors roads, Fraser Rise, with connections to Melton Highway.

Additional works have also been completed to build a second connection into the Melbourne Water network, increasing reliability and reducing potential disruptions to

further secure the water supply.

Greater Western Water’s growth and infrastructure acting general manager Bri George said the new main would supply areas like Rockbank and Plumpton.

“These are areas that are growing rapidly, so we’re investing in the sustainable water supply our communities need now and in the future,” she said.

“We thank locals for their patience as we’ve built this important asset. Let’s all raise a glass of tap water to its successful completion.”

The new main was constructed by Greater Western Water’s project partner Jaydo.