SA Water Installing New Water Mains

Water Pipe OrrorooSA Water will be replacing over two kilometres of water mains in Wilmington over the coming weeks to improve services to their customers.

The new, flexible pipes are part of a $317 million SA Water state wide investment to battle the environmental factors that could cause leaks and breaks.

The water mains are being installed with a lifespan of about 100 years and more resistant to movement than cast iron.

General manager of asset operations and delivery Mark Gobbie said the company “are committed to taking a proactive approach in limiting their frequency and any impact on our customers.”

"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 said.

SA Water are asking residents and commuters to watch for changed traffic conditions and will notify Wilmington locals of any temporary water supply interruptions.

Depending on weather conditions, the replacement is expected to take five weeks and will affect Horrocks Highway and surrounding roads weekdays between 7am and 5pm.