Woodside, SA

SA Water installs PVC mains for Woodside

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. 

SA Water installs new Murray Bridge water main

SA Water installs new Murray Bridge water main

SA Water plans to start installing a new water main as part of the utility’s $155 million four-year water main management program.

Laid beneath Brinkley Road, the new pipe is part of 47,000 m of water mains being installed in the ground for SA Water customers throughout regional South Australia.

SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the new pipe is constructed from PVC, a more resistant material than fibro-cement.

“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,” Lewry said.

“Continuing to invest in upgrades to our water network, like here in Murray Bridge, is an important part of how we can deliver trusted water services for our customers,” Lewry said.

Lewry said the installation targets leaks and breaks.

“Despite soil movement and other environmental factors being major contributing factors to leaks and breaks in our state-wide network, our water main replacement program ensures we can proactively work to limit their frequency,” she said.

SA Water advises residents and road users to take note of localised traffic management whilst the installation is proceeding, Lewry added.

“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,” she said.

Other installations in the $155 million program include the upgrade to the Redbanks water main, which was the first of the water mains to be installed.

Due to the new main’s length, construction will take around seven months to complete, with works typically occurring Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

SA Water installs new Murray Bridge water main

Port Pirie new water main

The pipe revitalisation is part of the utility’s four-year, $155 million water main management program to deliver reliable drinking water to South Australia. 

SA Water general manager for sustainable infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the main refresh will help maintain safe and clean water for local consumers for many years to come. 

“Improving our services isn’t just about delivering good quality drinking water – it’s also about maintaining the system that delivers it,” said Lewry. 

“Taking around five weeks to complete, the replacement in Port Pirie West will use PVC pipes which are known for their flexibility and resistance to ground movement.” 

PVC is known for its flexibility and resistance to ground movement, and the new pipes are expected to extend the life of the water main for another 100 years.

“We will […] 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.”

Port Pirie is located on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia. The mains will be installed along Federation Street, with works typically carried out Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 5 pm. 

For more information visit the SA Water website.