Over 2,000m of water main is set to be replaced at Wasleys in Adelaide’s north as part of a four year, $155 million water main management program by SA Water.
SA Water’s General Manager Sustainable Infrastructure, Amanda Lewry, said the Wasleys water main replacement continues their commitment to deliver trusted water services for a sustainable and healthy South Australia.
“Our regional water main replacements are a great example of our ongoing investment to ensure a reliable supply of safe, clean water for our customers,” Ms Lewry said.
“We are using PVC pipes for the majority of our water main replacement program, which are known for their better flexibility and resistance to movement, compared to fibro-cement.
“While it’s difficult to completely stop water main leaks and breaks from occurring due to soil movement, weather and a variety of other environmental factors, we are committed to proactively limiting their frequency and any potential impact on our customers.
“With the new pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing our customers in Wasleys with safe, smart, reliable and affordable water services for years to come.”
Construction on Wasleys Road began in late March and is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete, with works typically occurring from Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm.
“For the safety of our people and the local community, we ask residents and road users to please take note of localised traffic management in place while the works are underway,” Amanda said.
“We will also ensure residents and businesses are notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes.”
For more information on where SA Water is renewing water mains around the state, take a look at the interactive map at sawater.com.au.