SA Water will soon begin the second stage of upgrades to a series of water valves in the Barossa Valley region, located northeast of Adelaide. The upgrades are part of a program to provide continued water security to homes and businesses in the region.
Randall Bonner, SA Water’s Senior Manager Infrastructure Delivery, says the valves, located at Fromms Square, Williamstown, are used to control drinking water and water used for irrigation in the region.
“The drinking water is supplied through the Warren Trunk Main from the Swan Reach Water Treatment Plant and the raw water is sourced from the Warren Reservoir,” Randall says.
SA Water completed the first stage of the project, estimated to cost $150,000, in September 2013.
The latest stage will involve a temporary water supply outage in Williamstown, which has been scheduled overnight when demand is at its lowest to ensure minimal impact on customers.
The shutdown on 4 May will last for approximately 11 hours, from 8pm Sunday night until approximately 7am Monday morning.
“We have already advised business customers of the supply interruption and are this week in the process of advising residential customers,” Randall says.
Following the outage, it may take a few hours for water pressure to return to normal.