Construction is expected to take around 10 days to complete, having begun at the back end of this month.
SA Water General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the installation was part of the utility’s four-year, $155 million water main management 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’re committed to proactively limiting their frequency and any potential impact on our customers,” she said.
“We use 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.
“With the new pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing our customers in McLaren Vale with safe, smart, reliable and affordable water services for years to come.”
For more information visit the SA Water website.