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SA Water to upgrade water main

SA Water will replace more than 1,500 m of water main in Wilmington with contractor Fleurieu Civil.

The works are part of approximately 30,000 m of main being renewed around South Australia over the next year, with the Wilmington works to include the installation of new pipe along the Horrocks Highway.

SA Water GM Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said PVC pipes will be used for the most of its water main replacement program.

“While it’s difficult to completely stop water main leaks and breaks from occurring due to soil movement, weather and a variety of other environmental factors, we are committed to proactively limiting their frequency and any potential impact on our customers,” she said.

“With the new pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing our customers in the Wilmington area with trusted water services for years to come, as well as limit the potential for water main breaks and leaks on a busy regional road.
“It’s one of many water main replacements we’re undertaking as part of our four year state-wide $155 million water main management program, and our sustained investment ensures a reliable supply of safe, clean water for our customers.”

The Wilmington upgrade is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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