Refresh for Wilmington water main

REFRESH: The main replacement in Wilmington is part of a $137 million investment. Image provided.
REFRESH: The main replacement in Wilmington is part of a $137 million investment. Image provided.

SA Water will be replacing more than 2,400 metres of water mains in Wilmington over the coming weeks as part of their efforts to continually improve services for their customers.

The works, a part of a $317 million SA Waterstate wide investment will see new pipes installed on sections of the Horrocks Highway, Sherman Street, Bassington Terrace, Alexis Road, Duhring Road and Gillett Road.

General manager of asset operations and delivery Mark Gobbie explains that the replacement will consist of new PVC pipes which are flexible and more resistant to movement than cast iron and fibro-cement pipes.

"While soil movement, weather and various other environmental factors make it tough 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," Mr Gobbie said.

The water mains being installed have a lifespan of about 100 years, which SA Water explain will ensure their world class services are continued well into the future.

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

The works are expected to take around five weeks to complete depending on weather conditions and will typically occur from Monday to Friday, from 7am until 5pm.

For safety reasons, SA Water ask local residents and commuters to take note of the changed traffic conditions that will be put in place whilst the works are being completed.

"We will also notify local residents in Wilmington of any temporary water supply interruptions when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes," Mr Gobbie said.

These works follow after the completion of a 36 kilometre pipeline in March from Peterborough to Orroroo which provided the town of Orroroo with a more aesthetic quality of water.

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

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