SA Water has begun a project to improve the quality and reliability of water supply to the town of Robe in South Australia’s south east.

Senior Manager of Asset Maintenance and Delivery, John Meakin, says this will be done through the installation of a new supply bore, to replace an older existing one, as well as the construction of an adjoining pipeline.

“Several test bores are currently being drilled north-east of the town along the Southern Ports Highway, with this work scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks,” John says.

“Results from the drilling will then be analysed to help determine a preferred site for the supply bore.

“A final decision on the location of the bore is expected to be made by September 2014, with drilling to begin shortly after.

“A related pipeline will also be installed along the Southern Ports Highway road reserve and connected to Robe’s water supply network,” John says.

“The pipeline will help supplement the local water supply and support tourism and population growth in the area.

“The length and route of the pipeline will be determined once the final bore site has been confirmed.”

Construction of the bore and pipeline is expected to take about 12 months to complete.

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