Over 500 metres of water main under Daveyston Road (crossing Old Kapunda Road) in Freeling is set to be replaced in the coming months, as part of continued efforts by SA Water to reduce the impact of water main breaks on customers.
The works form 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 environmental factors like soil movement and weather make it tough to stop leaks and breaks from occurring, we are committed to taking a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact it has on 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 eight weeks to complete, with works typically occurring between Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm.
“For the safety of all, we ask residents and road users of Daveyston Road to please be aware of changed traffic conditions in the area while the works are being completed,” Mark said.
“Our crews 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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