The duplication of around 2800 metres of water main along Main South Road on the Fleurieu Peninsula will provide more capacity in the local network, catering for forecast residential and commercial growth in the connected towns of Yankalilla, Normanville and Carrickalinga.
The works along a section of the road in Wattle Flat are planned to begin in early March with construction expected to take around six months to complete.
SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said installing an additional large pipe will ensure the local network can continue keeping up with water demand into the future.
“This complex upgrade will essentially double the amount of water that can be delivered to the area, and with the new flexible PVC pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, it also ensures we can keep providing our local customers with trusted water services for years to come,” Amanda said.
“This is one of many water main replacements we’re undertaking as part of our sustained investment to ensure a reliable supply of safe, clean water for our customers.”
SA Water, together with its delivery partner John Holland Guidera O’Connor joint venture, will use a combination of traditional open trenching and underground boring – including across two watercourses. Works will typically occur between Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm.
“We’re working with the local council and transport authority to reduce traffic impacts to people travelling along this busy section of Main South Road, while our crews are on site,” Amanda said.
“For the safety of our people and the local community, we ask residents and road users in the area to please take note of traffic management in place, including reduced speed and lane access.
“We’re committed to minimising any impacts to the community during construction, such as dust or noise caused by the use of heavy machinery and increased vehicle movement in and out of our temporary site compound just off Main South Road.
“We will also ensure residents and businesses are notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when we connect the new pipe into the existing network.”
For more information on where SA Water is renewing water mains around the state, take a look at the interactive map at sawater.com.au.
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