New pipes to be installed in Pirie West

REPLACEMENTS: Water mains are being replaced in Port Pirie West in the coming weeks. Image provided by SA Water.

REPLACEMENTS: Water mains are being replaced in Port Pirie West in the coming weeks. Image provided by SA Water.

SA Water will be installing 530 metres of new water mains in Pirie West over the coming weeks, as part of their $137 million investment to refresh water mains across the state.

Sections on both Edward Street and Goode Road will be replaced, with the replacement expected to take five weeks, with works happening from 7 am until 5 pm on weekdays.

The general manager of asset operations and delivery for SA Water, Mark Gobbie, says the replacement will see new PVC pipes installed, which are more flexible and more resistant to movement than cast iron and fibro-cement pipes.

"Although weather, soil movement and other environmental factors make it tough to prevent leaks and breaks from occurring in water mains, we are committed to a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact on our customers.

"Water mains have an average life span of around 100 years which ensures refreshing these pies will us to continue providing world-class water services to our customer well into the future," Mr Gobbie said.

For safety purposes, SA Water ask residents and commuters in Port Pirie West to be aware of the changed traffic conditions that will be in place while the works are being completed.

They will also be notifying residents of any temporary water supply interruptions when they move their connections over from the old pipes to the new ones.

Take a look at the interactive map at sawater.com.au.