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SA Water to replace Wasleys main

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The installation of new pipe will take place on Wasleys Road and is part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million water main management program. 
SA Water’s General Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the works are a great example of the ongoing investment in safe, clean water. 
“We are using PVC pipes for the majority of our water main replacement program, which are known for their better flexibility and resistance to movement, compared to fibro-cement,” she said. 
“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. 
“With the new pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing our customers in Wasleys with safe, smart, reliable and affordable water services for years to come.” 
Construction on Wasleys Road began in late March and is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete. 
For more information visit the SA Water website.  

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