The new pipe being laid beneath Tolmer Road is among 47,000 m of water mains being installed for SA Water customers across regional SouthAustralia over the next year.
The new pipes are made from PVC, which is chemically inert, corrosion resistant and more resistant to soil movement compared to fibre cement.
SA Water’s general manager of sustainable infrastructure Amanda Lewry said that continued investment in water network upgrades is an important part of the utility’s water services for its customers.
“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,” said Lewry.
“With water mains having a lifespan of up to 100 years, these new pipes ensure we can continue to deliver clean, safe drinking water to local customers well into the future.”
Construction will take around eight weeks to complete, and SA Water asks residents and road users to take note of localised traffic management procedures in place.
For more information visit the SA Water website.