Two SA Water infrastructure projects are underway at the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier (SA) as part of the company’s aim to improve the reliability of the region’s water supply.

SA Water’s Senior Manager of Water Treatment and Quality, Janina Morrison, said the projects involve an upgrade to high voltage switchboard facilities and relaying of high voltage cabling near the pump station at the lake.

“This $2.5million work follows another recently completed $2.4million project in the area, which focused on managing the treatment of water from the Blue Lake before it entered the local network,” Janina said.

“The purpose of all three projects is to ensure SA Water can continue to meet the current and future needs of the Mount Gambier community, by providing ongoing security of the local water supplies.

“The switchboard upgrade is expected to be complete by the end of July and the cable relaying will be done in stages, with final works to be undertaken before the end of the year.”

During some of the work, the city’s water will be sourced from the Mount Gambier bores. “The water will still be safe to drink and meets national drinking water guidelines, but some customers may notice a slight difference in taste and colour,” Janina said.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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