More than 600 metres of water mains in Berri are set to be replaced over the coming weeks as part of efforts by SA Water to continually improve services for local customers.
The works, which will install new mains along Coneybeer Street (between Crawford Terrace to the east of Vaughan Street) Crawford Terrace (From Bookpurnong Road to Coneybeer Street) and Vaughan Terrace (eastern side between Coneybeer Street to Kay Avenue), are part of SA Water’s $137 million investment to replace around 375,000 meters of water mains across the state between 2016 and 2020.
SA Water’s General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie said the installation of new PVC pipes, which are flexible and more resistant to movement than cast iron and fibro-cement pipes, has been eyed off as a priority project.
“While it can be difficult to stop leaks and breaks from occurring due to the weather and other environmental factors, we are committed to taking a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact to our customers,” Mark said.
“Water mains traditionally have a lifespan of around 100 years, which ensures the work being done will allow us to continue providing world class water services to our customers well into the future.
“This is one of many water main replacements SA Water is undertaking this year, and we look forward to continuing our investment in communities right across the state.”
The upgrade works are expected to take around five weeks to complete, with works typically occurring between Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5:30pm.
“For safety reasons, we ask residents and road users in the Berri area to please take note of changed traffic conditions while the works are being completed,” Mark said.
“We will also notify local residents of any temporary water supply interruptions when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes.”
For more information on where SA Water is renewing water mains across the state, take a look at the interactive map at sawater.com.au.
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