Throughout Sydney water pipes have been replaced to ensure efficient water supply to homes. The target of 45km has been exceeded with more than 56 km of new pipe already completed.
Worn-out old pipes will be replaced with tough new plastic pipes much more resistant to leaks and breaks.
Sydney Water’s Managing Director, Kevin Young, said that: “Burst pipes can cause disruption and inconvenience for householders. This is why the pipe renewal program is an important part of effectively managing leaks and breaks.”
“We provide a very essential service to residents throughout the Sydney area. To do this effectively, we need a reliable network of pipes.”
Sydney Water worked closely with local councils, the RTA, residents and businesses to minimise construction impacts and inconvenience.” Mr Young said.
This year Sydney Water budgeted $81.3M for pipe renewals. Savings have been made along the way allowing more pipes to be renewed.
Sydney Water owns and operates a 21,000 kilometre pipe network, which delivers water to more than four million people across the Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains” Mr Young said.
The pipe renewal work is carried out by Sydney Water’s alliance partners NetWorks Alliance, including Sydney Water, Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure and Veolia Water Network Services.
For more information on how Sydney Water is reducing leaks and breaks across its entire water distribution network, visit sydneywaternews.com