SA Water is constructing around 280 m of new pipe in Gawler East as part of the utility’s $155 million four-year water main management program.
The new main, which is being laid beneath Barossa Avenue, is among 47,000 m of new pipe going in the ground for SA Water customers across regional South Australia over the next year.
SA Water general manager for sustainable infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the new pipe is made from corrosion resistant PVC.
“Continuing to invest in upgrades to our water network, like here in Gawler East, is an important part of how we can deliver trusted water services for our customers,” said Lewry.
“Despite soil movement and other environmental factors being major contributing factors to leaks and breaks in our statewide network, our water main replacement program ensures we can proactively work to limit their frequency.”
Lewry said that water mains have a lifespan of up to 100 years, and these new pipes will ensure SA Water can continue to deliver clean, safe drinking water to customers well into the future.
“We will also ensure our customers are notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes.”
Construction of the new main will take around four weeks, with works typically occurring Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 6 pm.
For more information visit the SA Water website.