New water pipeline to be installed

FRESH PIPES: The new water main on Federation Road will provide better services around the town.

FRESH PIPES: The new water main on Federation Road will provide better services around the town.

More than 480 metres of water main in Port Pirie West is set to be replaced over the coming weeks as SA Water plans to improve water services for local customers.

The refreshed pipes will be installed on Federation Road with construction work to occur weekdays from 7am to 5pm.

SA Water's General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the water main refresh will help maintain a reliably supply, of safe, clean water for local customers into the future.

"Improving our services isn't just about delivering good quality drinking water. It's also about maintaining the system that delivers it," Amanda said.

"While the weather, variable soil movement and other environmental factors make it tricky to prevent water main breaks and leaks from occurring, our ongoing main replacement program means we can proactively take steps to reduce their frequency and potential impacts to our customers.

"Taking around five weeks to complete, the replacement in Port Pirie West will use PVC pipes which are known for their flexibility and resistance to ground movement.

"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."

"For the safety of our people and the local community, we ask residents and road users of Federation Street to please take note of localised traffic management in place while the works are underway," Amanda said.

"We will also ensure our customers are notified of any temporary water supply interruptions that are necessary when we move their connections over from the old to new pipes."