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SA Water replaces under-track pipes in Mount Barker

SA Water HDD drilling in Mount Barker.

SA Water is beginning works to replace 55 metres of water mains in Mount Barker.

In order to minimise the environmental and community impacts of the work, the utility company has decided to use horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at a depth of 2.4 metres underneath Mount Barker’s heritage SteamRanger tracks.

The section of pipe being replaced is critical to the water service in Mt Barker and surrounds.

Amanda Lewry, SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure said that HDD is considered to be safer and more efficient for the project.

“These works are part of our efforts to continually improve water services for our customers, with this section of pipe critical to transporting water to residents and businesses in and around Mount Barker,” she said.

“Together with our contractors, we’re committed to minimising any impacts to the community during the works, such as dust or noise caused by the use of heavy machinery and increased vehicle movement in and out of our worksite.”

Work will be timed for periods in which the SteamRanger is not operating.


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