21 June 2006
SA Water’s $48.5m project to secure Eyre Peninsula’s water supply is progressing well.
SA Water Chief Executive Anne Howe says contracts for the construction of pump stations at Iron Knob and Kimba have been let to Mayfield Engineering and Guidera O’Connor.
“Mayfield will commence site preparations later this week and Guidera O’Connor will be on site later this month,” Ms Howe said.
The Iron Knob pump station will be built adjacent the old Eyre Highway on the road to the Golf Club. The Kimba pump station will be built on SA Water land near the tanks in the town of Kimba.
Construction of the pipeline component of the project is also on track with 25km of pipeline already laid.
During the construction phase between now and December 2006, there will be some traffic delays/restrictions along the Eyre Highway, between Iron Knob to Kimba and locals have been advised via letters and the media.
“The pipeline will supply up to 1.4 gigalitres per annum to the region and will be commissioned in 2007.”