SA Water will upgrade around 700m of water pipe under the southern side of Jetty Road in Glenelg, South Australia, as part of an annual statewide water main replacement program.The section of main is being replaced to improve the reliability of supply to customers and reduce the potential for disruptive bursts and leaks, as this pipe has experienced several faults in recent years.
“We have been working closely with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), and the City of Holdfast Bay to coordinate our works.
“Advance notice will be provided to customers in the area who will experience temporary water supply outages during the works – however these shut-offs will primarily occur at night.
“We have also spoken to individual Jetty Road businesses to understand their water needs.”
Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee Chairman Mark Faulkner said SA Water worked closely with the committee and the traders they represent on how to minimise construction impacts.
“It’s important for people to know this is a low impact project, and Jetty Road will remain open for business during the water main works,” Mark said.
“It’s great we could reach this outcome through a coordinated effort.”
The project will begin in early July 2017 and is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete.