SA Water has begun water main upgrade works in suburbs across Adelaide, as part of an $80 million, four-year project to replace 274km of water mains around South Australia.

The suburbs to be upgraded include:

  • Around one kilometre of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s northern suburbs in Para Hills, Salisbury Heights and Elizabeth by the end of June 2017 as part of a $700,000 investment in 2017
  • More than four and a half kilometres of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Paradise, Campbelltown, Athelstone and Rostrevor as part of a $2.2 million investment in 2017
  • Over one kilometre of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Holden Hill, Tea Tree Gully and Modbury North, as part of a $700,000 investment in 2017
  • Around 10km of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s inner northern suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Prospect, Broadview, Oakden and Windsor Gardens, as part of a $5.8 million investment in 2017
  • More than three kilometres of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s western suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Torrensville, Mansfield Park, Richmond and Athol Park as part of a $2 million investment in 2017
  • More than five and a half kilometres of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s south western suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Seacombe Gardens, Brooklyn Park, Glenelg East and South Brighton as part of a $4.2 million investment in 2017
  • More than two and a half kilometres of new water mains will be installed in Adelaide’s south eastern suburbs by the end of June 2017 in areas such as Belair, Toorak Gardens, Mitcham and College Park, as part of a $1.3 million investment in 2017

South Australian Water and the River Murray Minister, Ian Hunter, said, “The state government is committed to improving our water network because we understand faults in the network can cause disruption to customers.

“We can’t always prevent leaks and bursts from happening, but we can ensure we’re proactively managing our network to reduce them and we will be increasing our investment on upgrading water mains over the coming years.

“The 274km of water mains being replaced around South Australia in the next four years shows our continuing commitment to effectively manage our pipe network across the state and builds on the 182km replaced in the past three years.”

SA Water’s annual water main replacement program aims to reduce the likelihood of interruptions from leaks and bursts by focusing on mains that are most likely to cause disruption to customers.

SA Water Chief Executive, Roch Cheroux, said, “We’re committed to providing our customers with a reliable water service – getting that right is a priority for us.

“It’s important we work hard to minimise the impact of water main bursts on customers and the community, and upgrading our water network helps us achieve this.

“We want to keep up with the expectations of our customers and ensure all South Australians can access the water they need to prosper and serve the community.”

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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