Sydney Water is investing more than $1 million in renewing water mains across St Clair and Orchard Hills to ensure a reliable local water supply.
Work has begun on Chatsworth Road, St Clair and Caddens Road, Orchard Hills, and is expected to be finished in November.
The renewal work was welcomed by Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies.
“We are pleased Sydney Water is investing so significantly in these pipe renewals,” Mrs Davies said.
“This work is an essential part of delivering a safe and reliable water supply to hundreds of homes, and will greatly benefit our residents.”
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said the investment is part of a broader $177.3 million spend across Sydney Water’s water distribution systems and sewer networks for 2012-13.
“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.
“This type of work improves the performance of the water supply system and helps to reduce the amount of water lost each year through leaks and breaks,” he said. “During the work Sydney Water will work closely with local Councils, the RMS, local residents and businesses to minimise construction impacts.”
The renewal work will be done by Sydney Water’s alliance partners NetWorks Alliance, comprising of Sydney Water, Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure and Veolia Water Network Services.