Peterborough, South Australia, will soon benefit from improved water services as a result of works to 850m of water main.

The replacement works, which will take place on Victoria Street (from Chinner Street to Bridges Street), Jervois Street (north of Victoria Street) and Brown Street East (between Jervois Street and High Street), are part of SA Water’s $137 million investment to replace around 375,000m of water mains across the state between 2016 and 2020.  

Eyed off as a priority project, SA Water’s General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery, Mark Gobbie, said the new PVC pipes are flexible and more resistant to movement than cast iron and fibro-cement pipes.

“As water mains usually have a lifespan of around a century, the main being installed in Peterborough will allow us to continue providing world class water services for customers into the future,” Mr Gobbie said.

“While environmental factors like soil movement and weather can make it difficult to prevent leaks and breaks from occurring, we are committed to taking a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact on our customers.

“This is one of many water main replacements SA Water is undertaking this year, and we look forward to continuing our investment in communities right across the state.”

The replacement is expected to take up to ten weeks to complete.

For more information on where SA Water is renewing water mains across the state, take a look at the interactive map at

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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