Sale’s new pump station complete

The new $13.5 million outfall sewer pump station at the Port of Sale is complete, with the facility fully operational.

CONSTRUCTION of the new outfall sewer pump station in Sale is complete, with the facility fully operational.
Gippsland Water managing director Sarah Cumming said the new $13.5 million facility would service Sale, Wurruk and Fulham, pumping wastewater, for at least the next 50 years.
“This new pump station is an important part of our wastewater infrastructure network and essential to the ongoing development of the region,” she said.
“It has more capacity than the previous pump station, as well as technology to improve odour control.”
Ms Cumming said as well as being functional, the facility looked good too and care had been taken to ensure it fitted in with the Port of Sale precinct.
“The new timber screening fence will be complemented with landscaped native plants,” she said.
“The old pump station, close to the bank of Flooding Creek, will be demolished later this year, further improving the appeal of the area.”
This project is one of a series of Gippsland Water’s major upgrades to support the future of Sale and surrounding areas.
Other recent projects to support the Sale area include an upgraded sewer pump station on Raglan St; a new main, and water basin cover and liner for the Sale water treatment plant, and upgraded mains in York, Patten and Montgomery Sts.
Ms Cumming said more upgrades were planned, including an upgrade of the Dawson St pump station to cater for development and the growing population.