As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Eumemmerring Creek Sewer Renewal Project


Why is this project important?

The Eumemmerring Creek Main Sewer (EUM) was constructed in the 1980’s to transfer sewage from residential and trade waste customers in Dandenong, Berwick and Cranbourne to the Eastern Treatment Plant. It is at the end of its operational life and in need of renewal.

The upgrade will ensure the residents of Dandenong, Berwick and Cranbourne continue to receive a reliable sewerage service.

What are we doing

The sewer relining will occur along the existing sewer alignment for 599 meters. The manholes are located typically every 100m with the majority sitting within local road reserves and footpaths.
The sewer relining works will occur progressively working via 8 manholes situated along the alignment. Due to operating in live sewers, they can only be entered under low flow which occurs mostly at night time.


Mid 2021

Concept development, planning and site investigations


Late 2021

Cleaning and CCTV works, Detailed design, stakeholder and community consultation

Not Started

February 2022

Upgrade commences

Not Started

June 2022

Upgrade completed

Managing Impacts

Night works will be required for most of the relining works when the sewer and traffic flows are at their lowest. This makes it the safest time for crews to be working in the busier streets and reduces the impact in the broader traffic network.
We will work closely with the community to plan for and manage any other impacts resulting from these works, and will communicate any impacts well in advance.

Keeping you informed

We will provide more information, including the timing of activities, as the project progresses and more information becomes available. 

Contact the project team

  131 722

Last updated:
10 January 2022