Leakage Reduction


  • Works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of over 490 metres of multiple old and damaged cast iron water mains
  • Two new parallel mains totalling 370 metres
  • New trunk water network that will allow improved flow of water to the City
  • The project will also deliver the removal of back yard lead shared services on Chapel Avenue
  • The existing pipes will be replaced with new ductile iron and modern high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • The works will commence on the week of 9 April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete


A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains and service connections and will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages on Patricks Street and Chapel Avenue and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

Improved water quality

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

Reduced leaks

  • Replacing the old 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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