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SA Water upgrades Glenelg water pipe

SA Water upgrades Glenelg water pipe

SA Water has started upgrading 700 m of water pipe in Glenelg to improve supply reliability and reduce the potential for bursts and leaks.

The upgrade, part of an annual state-wide replacement program, comes after the pipe experienced several faults over the last few years.

Construction has been scheduled at night to minimise disruption to local businesses and public transport users, except for Sunday nights when evening AFL matches are planned and tram use is at its peak.

“During the day, our worksites on Jetty Road will be clear, allowing free flow of traffic and ‘business as usual’ for traders,” said SA Water Senior Manager of Community Engagement Matthew Bonnett.

“This is made possible by laying a temporary bitumen seal over the excavated areas of road, at the end of each night’s work.

“The tram service will also continue to operate along the road during business hours, but will terminate at Brighton Road around 7.30 pm on the nights our work is taking place.

“Buses will however be able to run as normal along Jetty Road during the night and day.

“We have been working closely with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), and the City of Holdfast Bay to coordinate our works.

“Advance notice will be provided to customers in the area who will experience temporary water supply outages during the works – however these shut-offs will primarily occur at night.

“We have also spoken to individual Jetty Road businesses to understand their water needs,” said Mr Bonnett.

“It’s important for people to know this is a low impact project, and Jetty Road will remain open for business during the water main works,” said Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee Chairman Mark Faulkner.

“It’s great we could reach this outcome through a coordinated effort.”

The project started in earlier this month and is expected be completed in September.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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