SA Water to replace watermains

SA Water will replace more than 500 m of watermain in Arthurton, South Australia.

As part of a $137 million investment from SA Water to refurbish 375,000 m of watermains around the state, pipes will be replaced along Main Street between North Terrace and First Street, with works to take approximately seven weeks to complete.

The new main will be made of PVC, replacing the aging cast iron and fibro cement pipes which have been in place for close to a century.

SA Water General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery Mark Gobbie said the works will typically take place between Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4pm.

“Soil movement, environmental factors and the weather means we can’t completely prevent leaks from occurring in our pipes, but we are committed to reducing their frequency and impact on customers through main replacements like this,” he said.

“This is one of a number of main refurbishments we’re undertaking across regional and metropolitan South Australia this year, and we look forward to continue working with communities across the state to improve water services for our customers.”

“We will ensure local residents are notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when their connections are moved over from the old to new pipes.”

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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