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The $8.5million upgrade the Dampier Water Supply Main in WA has been completed.

WA Water Minister Mia Davies announced the project’s completion, saying that the Water Corporation had replaced, realigned and buried a 4.6km section of pipe that crosses the salt flat from Karratha to Dampier and connects the towns, and industrial users on the Burrup Peninsula, to the West Pilbara Water Supply Scheme.

“The Water Corporation has delivered essential work as the pipe had deteriorated and had proved difficult to access when maintenance was required previously,” she said.

“Burying and replacing the pipe with a non-corrosive material reduces the frequency of maintenance and will further secure and protect the water supply to Dampier and the Burrup Peninsula.”

The works to realign the pipeline started in October last year along the side of the Dampier Highway and required some lane closures.

The Minister thanked the local community and roads users for their patience during construction of the project.

“I would like to thank road users for their understanding and for adhering to traffic management which was in place while the Water Corporation worked to secure the area’s water supply,” Ms Davies said.

The project forms part of the WA State Government’s $220million investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the West Pilbara.

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