A group of Cobram East landowners have been connected to the modernised irrigation system, while still receiving water supply.
Goulburn-Murray Water installed a by-pass pump, as part of its plans to accelerate progress on the $2billion Connections project.
"By assessing the unique needs of these irrigators, a solution was reached allowing works to continue in-season while landowners continued to irrigate," Connections Project director Frank Fisseler said.
At the site, 500metres of temporary hose, connected to a bypass pump, was set-up to carry water from the state-of-the-art, automated system as further works proceeded.
About 490m of high-density polyethelene pipe was then dropped into a new trench while the old channel was backfilled.
The new pipeline will save 73Megalitres of water each year.
Six inaccurate Dethridge Wheels were replaced with 300mm closed conduit meters while one was rationalised.
The Connections Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country.