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SA Water installing new water main

The utility is installing 865 m of new water main along the Franklin and Grenfell Streets in Kingscote.

The upgrade is part of a wider program that will see approximately 30,000 m of pipe renewed throughout the state during 2020-21, and SA Water General Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said PVC pipes are being used on the majority of these works.

“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 lifespan of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing our customers in Kingscote with trusted water services for years to come.

“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.”

The Kingscote works are expected to be completed in late April.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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