More than 480 metres of water mains in Port Pirie West are set to be replaced over the coming weeks as part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million dollar water main management program.
New PVC pipes, which are known for their flexibility and resistance to ground movement, are being installed along Federation Street.
SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure, Amanda Lewry, says the water main refresh will help maintain a reliable supply, of safe, clean water for local customers into the future.
“With the new pipes having an approximate life span of up to 100 years, this project ensures we can keep providing for our local customers for years to come,” says Ms Lewry.
The work In Port Pirie West will take around five weeks to complete, with construction typically occurring from Monday to Friday, between 7am and 5pm.
Residents will be notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes.
For more information on where SA Water is renewing water mains around the state, take a look at the interactive map at www.sawater.com.au
Photo: By SA Water