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SA Water Works to Take Over Port Lincoln's Centre Over Coming Months

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More than 700 meters of water main in the centre of Port Lincoln is set to be replaced over the coming months in order to improve SA waters customers’ service.

The work, which will install new pipes along Liverpool Street between Bligh Street and Porter Street is part of SA Water’s $137 million investment to replace around 375,000 meters of water mains across the state between 2016 and 2020.

SA Water’s Acting Chief Executive Mark Gobbie said crews will be working throughout the evening to minimise any impact to local businesses, residents and commuters.

“While it can be tricky to stop leaks and breaks from occurring due to soil movement, weather and a variety of other environmental factors, we are committed to proactively limiting their frequency and any potential impact on customers,” Mark said.

“The replacement will install new PVC pipes known for their flexibility and resistance to movement compared to fibro-cement, and its approximately 100-year lifespan ensures we can keep providing our local customers with world-class water services for many years to come.”

Working together with local company M&M Civil, the upgrade is expected to take up to three months to complete with works typically occurring overnight between Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 6 am.