Karratha residents are set to see improved water supply reliability as Water Corporation replaces over 1,000 water service connections.

The upgrade involves replacing water pipes running between customer meters and supply mains on the street. The replacement pipe is stronger and better able to protect against leaks and bursts.

Residents in Baynton, Bulgarra, Millars Well, Nickol, Pegs Creek and the Light Industrial Area will be among those to benefit from the project, which started in early October 2020 and is due for completion in August 2021.

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Sharon Broad, said the project would reduce unplanned supply interruptions caused by leaks and bursts.

“I thank residents for their patience and understanding during this planned essential upgrade,” Mrs Broad said.

“This work will improve Karratha’s water supply infrastructure, and reduce the potential for leaks and bursts across our scheme.”

Mrs Broad said the project would take place along some footpaths and driveways so crews could safely access pipes and other infrastructure.

“If you are notified of work happening in your area, you will be asked to make sure your verge is clear of cars, boats and caravans,” Mrs Broad said. 

“This will help our crews conduct work safely and promptly, and minimise any disruption. 

“Our crews will work seven days a week, but planned water outages will occur only on weekdays to minimise disruption. 

“We will notify residents when a planned shutdown is scheduled for their area.”

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