SA Water will undertake works to upgrade the wastewater network in Gawler West as part of efforts to improve odour management for local customers.

The work will install new gravity mains, pumping mains, inspection holes and a new ventilation control unit near the intersection of Ryde Street, Dean Street, Gosford Street, Barnet Road and Overway Bridge Road.

SA Water’s Acting General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery, Peter Seltsikas, said the team has investigated the best available options to improve odour management in the area.

“We identified that by reconfiguring part of the area’s wastewater network and installing a new odour vent, we could improve the overall performance of the area’s sewer network for years to come,” Mr Seltsikas said.

“With similar upgrades completed at other sites across South Australia, we know this is a highly-effective method of controlling odour for the benefit of our customers.”

The upgrade is expected to take approximately ten working weeks to complete, with works typically occurring Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm.

“For the safety of our people and commuters, we ask residents and road users in the area to please take note of traffic management in place through the intersection while works are being completed,” Mr Seltsikas said.

“Localised diversions will be in place with closures to the roundabout entry and exit points at Dean Street and Gosford Street during working hours, and we advise commuters and residents to allow a few extra minutes for their journey through the area.

“This is an important upgrade for the Gawler West area, and we thank the local community for their patience while crews complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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