New mains pipes improves service

UPGRADE: SA Water's Mark Gobbie said the new PVC pipes were flexible and more resistant to movement than the cast iron and fibro-cement pipes. Photo: Supplied.
UPGRADE: SA Water's Mark Gobbie said the new PVC pipes were flexible and more resistant to movement than the cast iron and fibro-cement pipes. Photo: Supplied.

Work along Waggon Road over the next few weeks will see an improvement of services to SA Water customers.

About 440 metres of water main pipes are being installed along the road near Fuller East Road in Victor Harbor, as part of a $137 million investment in replacement pipes SA Water has made between 2016 and 2020.

SA Water asset operations and delivery general manager Mark Gobbie said new PVC pipes will replace the the old pipes, as they are flexible and more resistant to movement than the cast iron and fibro-cement pipes used elsewhere.

"While environmental factors like soil movement and changing weather conditions can make it tough to stop leaks and breaks from occurring, we remain committed to proactively working to limit their frequency and customer impact," Mr Gobbie said.

"Water mains traditionally have a lifespan of around 100 years, which ensures replacing this stretch of water main will allow us to keep providing world class water services to our customers well into the future."

The replacement work is expected to be completed this month depending on the weather, and will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 5.30pm. Motorists are asked to take care while workers are onsite.

Locals will be notified of temporary water supply interruptions when connections are moved from the old to new pipes