Approximately 350m of new water main are being installed in Roseworthy, South Australia, over coming weeks as part of SA Water’s $137 million investment to replace water mains across the state.

Overall, around 375,000m of water mains will be replaced across South Australia between 2016 and 2020.

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

“Although we can’t fully stop leaks and breaks from ever occurring due to certain environmental factors, we are committed to proactively limiting their frequency and any impact it has on our customers,” Mr Gobbie said.

“Water mains traditionally have a lifespan of around 100 years, which ensures the work being done will allow us to continue providing world class water services to our customers well into the future.

“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.”

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

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