Leakage Reduction


  • Works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of 5.7 kilometres of old and damaged cast iron water mains
  • Existing pipes will be replaced with new modern high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply
  • Where there is lead on the public side of the service connection this will be removed
  • Construction works commencing in summer 2018 will move from location to location and in total across all areas are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete


​A Reliable Water Supply

  • Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

Improved Water Quality

  • Replacing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network with new modern pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Reduced Leaks

  • Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved Operation and Maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future

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