Icon Water has awarded a contract as part of its Water Main Renewal Project, involving works to upgrade 3470m of over 80 year old water main pipes to new, better-quality pipes in the Kingston and Barton areas.

ITS PipeTech Pty Ltd (ITS) has been awarded this contract, with preparation due to begin on 20 March 2017.

The project is expected to take up to ten weeks to complete, depending on the weather during the construction period.

The new pipes that will be installed are expected to provide water to the community for the next 100 years.

The works will benefit the community by improving water quality, pressure and reduce incidents of pipe bursts.

The program in Kingston and Barton includes excavation of pits in the road, footpath and nature strip and laying the majority of new pipes by the pipe bursting technique and in a minority of cases using open cut trenching.

Pipe bursting is a relatively new and innovative way of replacing pipes already in the ground with little disruption to the surface.

The necessary works will be conducted on the following streets:

  • Telopea Park, Kingston
  • Currie Crescent, Kingston
  • Eyre Street, Kingston
  • Kennedy Street, Kingston
  • Giles Street, Kingston
  • Young Street, Barton
  • Gipps Street, Barton
  • Darling Street, Barton
  • Belmore Gardens, Barton

The project is designed to ensure minimal disruption to water supply for residents and businesses in the area.

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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