Sydney Water is investing $2.3 million on laying a new water main through Heathcote National Park, Waterfall to ensure the water supply system continues to meet the needs of residents, and protects the environment.
Crews have started the project, which involves work both in the national park, as well as Bundarra Street, Waterfall. The project is due to be completed by the end of December.
The renewal work was welcomed by Mr Lee Evans, Member for Heathcote.
“We are pleased that Sydney Water is investing so significantly in the Heathcote area,” Mr Evans said.
“This work is an essential part of delivering a safe and reliable water supply to hundreds of homes.”
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 reliability of water supply and helps to reduce the amount of water lost each year through leaks and breaks.”
Sydney Water will continue to extensively consult with National Parks and Wildlife Services for the portion of work within the Heathcote National Park during the project.
The 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.
For more information on how Sydney Water is reducing leaks and breaks across its entire water distribution network, visit sydneywaternews.com