New pipes for East Fremantle
Dec 16, 2021
A pipeline supplying drinking water to East Fremantle, Palmyra and Bicton is scheduled to be replaced as part of a project to maintain reliable water supply in the area.
Water Corporation said works will begin in early November to install around three km of water pipe, in East Fremantle, replacing a section of water main first laid in 1923.
The work is part of the utility’s Pipes for Perth program, which has replaced over 200 km of water mains across the metropolitan area since 2016.
Water Corporation general manager of assets planning and delivery Evan Hambleton said the organisation has completed works in some of Perth’s oldest suburbs to secure reliable water supply into the future.
“Most water pipes have incredibly long service lives, however, some in the local area need to be replaced to maintain supply reliability into the future,” said Hambleton.
“By proactively replacing these assets now, we’re guarding against the potential for future leaks and bursts, which in turn helps avoid unplanned interruptions.”
Hambleton said that some routes may be impacted during works, with some detours in place; however, crews will be working to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.
“We’d like to thank residents in advance for their patience and understanding while we carry out these important works.”
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