A significant project in South Australia has been fast tracked in order to rejuvenate a city’s water main network.
SA Water recently commenced the $A1.5 million replacement project of a watermain on the southern side of Grenfell Street in Adelaide’s central business district.
Running from King William Street to Pulteney Street, work on the 560 m section of main is set to take up to three months to complete, dependent on the weather and ground conditions.
General Manager of Operations and Maintenance Rob Dowling said SA Water has engaged with local businesses, the Adelaide City Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in relation to the current works.
“Due to the pipe’s location under a major arterial road and with multiple services buried in the area, this is a challenging job to complete,” Mr Dowling said.
“As with any project of this nature there will be some unavoidable impacts caused by the works, but SA Water is working with the project team to ensure impacts are minimised as much as possible,” he said.
SA Water has been monitoring the watermain over the past six months and fast-tracked its replacement after a burst in June earlier this year affected the local Grenfell Street businesses, morning commuters and traffic.
The works are currently being completed by South Australian Company SEM Utilities.