7 September 2006
Work will begin in mid-September on an upgrade of the Teringie water supply system to improve its reliability and allow for future growth in the area.
SA Water Chief Operating Officer John Ringham said about 1000 residents were served by the Teringie system, which was installed in 1976.
“This work is vital to improve the reliability of the supply. However, we’re also aware that demand in Teringie is expected to grow into the future,” Mr Ringham said.
“So this work will ensure we can cater for growth and maintain acceptable water pressure for residents at all times of the year.”
The upgrade will include:
- New pump station at the corner of Woodland Way and Teringie Drive
- Upgrade and increased capacity of two pumping stations at lower levels on Woodlands Way
- Demolition of a redundant tank at the corner of Woodland Way and Teringie Drive
It is not anticipated there will be any disruption to the supply while the work is under way. However, there may be some construction noise from the pump station sites.
Mr Ringham said United Water – which will be responsible for delivering the project – had also liaised with the Country Fire Service (CFS) to ensure its siren from the existing overhead storage tank could be relocated to a nearby pole on the same site.
“We’re aware of the importance of effective bushfire controls, particularly in the areas neighbouring parks and the CFS has been kept fully briefed on this project,” Mr Ringham said.
The work will be undertaken by contractors CAMCO (SA) Pty Ltd, with expected commissioning from December 2006 to January 2007.