Around 760 metres of water mains in Naracoorte 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 water main pipes though an easement and across Treatment Works Road, 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.
Eyed off as a priority project, SA Water’s General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie said the replacement will install new PVC pipes, which are flexible and more resistant to movement than cast iron and fibro-cement pipes.
“While soil movement, weather and various other environmental factors make it tough to prevent leaks and breaks from occurring, we are committed to taking a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact on our customers,” Mark said.
“Water mains traditionally have a lifespan of around 100 years, which ensures this replacement in Naracoorte will allow us to keep 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 7:00am to 5:30pm.
“For the purposes of safety, we ask road users to please be aware of the changed traffic conditions in place 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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