NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance and Member for Smithfield, Andrew Rohan have visited the site where $1.2 million worth of refurbishment to the Prospect pipeline is taking place.
The works are part of a larger $4 million project renewing the Prospect pipeline from Prospect Reservoir to Cooper Street, Smithfield.
Minister Constance said the refurbishment was of critical importance to the reliability of the water network.
“This is a very important project which will extend the life of the Prospect pipeline significantly,” Mr Constance said.
“The work started in April 2013 and is now visible here at Widemere Road, Wetherill Park.
“The refurbishment work will then move along the pipeline and finish at Cooper Street by April next year.”
Smithfield MP Andrew Rohan said the Prospect pipeline is one of the major delivery pipelines and a vital part of the water supply system for Sydney.
“This maintenance work will ensure the community has a safe and reliable water supply. It is an important investment in meeting current and future community needs,” Mr Rohan said
The work will involve high pressure blasting to clean the pipe surface and repainting of the pipe and RMP Abrasive Blasting Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake the work.