As part of SA Water’s efforts to continually improve water services for the local Two Wells community, the utility has begun work to install around 820m of new water main.
The new pipe is being laid beneath Old Port Wakefield Road, between Hayman Road and Chapman Street. The project is part of the utility’s four-year, $155 million water main management program.
SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure, Amanda Lewry, said these works are among a proposed 40,000m of water main going in the ground across regional South Australia during 2022-23.
“We will be upgrading an essential section of pipe in Two Wells that transports water to residents and businesses in and around the area, helping to ensure we can continue to provide greater water security,” Ms Lewry said.
“Replacing water mains which are nearing the end of their operational life with new pipes made of modern materials, which are flexible and more resistant to movement, minimises the potential for leaks or breaks, which can occur due to certain environmental factors.
“Our new water mains have a lifespan of up to 100 years and these new pipes will ensure a secure supply of clean, safe drinking water to local customers well into the future.
“This is one of many water main replacements we are undertaking this year, and we look forward to continuing our investment in communities right across the state.”
Construction in Two Wells is expected to be completed in late February 2023.
“Together with our contractors, we’re committed to minimising any impacts to the community during construction, such as dust or noise caused by the use of heavy machinery and increased vehicle movement in and out of our worksite,” Ms Lewry said.