Water Main Renewal Program

The Water Mains Renewal Program minimises the risk of main bursts, improves water quality and pressure, so that we can continue to provide high quality and safe water.

Suburbs in the Water Mains Renewal Program until 30 June 2018 include:

Suburb

Streets

Estimated start date (weather permitting)

Renewal Length (m)

Aranda

Arabana Street

February 2018

130.8

Duffy

Tantangara Street

February 2018

183.0

Flynn

Pither Close

February 2018

216.9

Forrest

Dominion Circuit, Sorell Street, Arthur Circle, National Circuit, Davey Crescent, Wilmo Crescent, Nares Crescent, Empire Circuit, Canberra Avenue, Fitzroy Street, Manuka circle

January 2018

2718.0

Fisher

Rosebery Street

January 2018

251.4

Garran

Neilson Street


468.9

Gowrie

Castleton Crescent, Coningham Street

January 2018

115.9

Holder

Hyndes Crescent, Mott Street

February 2018

154.5

Kaleen

Murchison Street, Florentine Circuit, Maribyrnong Avenue, Greenough Circuit, Barwon Street

January 2018

457.2

Kambah

Bosworth Circuit, Drakeford Drive

January 2018

133.6

Kingston

Giles Street, Howitt Street, Cunningham Street

January 2018

728.3

Mawson

Bage Place

January 2018

295.0

Scullin

Pratt Place, Dallas Place, Hinkler Street, Kingsford Smith Drive

January 2018

419.2

Wanniassa

Cumming place, Lock place, Langdon Avenue, Mcbryde crescent

January 2018

341.2

Weston

Martens Crescent, Leist Street

February 2018

154.7

Yarralumla

Coronation Srive, Schlich Street, Solander Place, Bank Street, Hooker Street, Hutchins Street, Bentham Street, Nova Street

January 2018

2275.8

Total



9044.4

 

Each project is expected to take approximately ten weeks, weather permitting, and is designed to cause minimal disruption to the community. The new pipes that will be installed are expected to continue to provide water to the community for the next 100 years.

What’s involved?

We have engaged contractors ITS Pipe Tech and Interflow to undertake these works and their staff will be carrying Icon Water identification cards at all times.

The program includes excavation of pits in the road, footpath and nature strip and laying the majority of new pipes by the pipe bursting technique. Pipe bursting is an innovative way of replacing pipes already in the ground by feeding a new pipe into the existing, which bursts the old pipe and replaces with the new, with little disruption to the surface. Traffic management plans will be put in place to ensure the safety of road users and contractors.

Testing for safety

To ensure the safety of you and our contractors, we are required to test electrical earthing arrangements of your property before commencing the pipe replacement works. Customers will receive further correspondence regarding the testing prior to it being undertaken.

Water supply and temporary water services

Continuity of the water supply to the customers during the construction will be ensured by providing temporary water supply connections to customers through small diameter polyethylene pipes. This supply is connected to your water meter.

There will be a temporary loss of water supply (a few minutes) when the supply is initially connected and again when it is disconnected once the works are completed. Customers will be notified at least four days in advance of any planned interruption to water supply. 

How you can help

Please keep clear access to your water meter to ensure we can connect your temporary supply. If we’re unable to access your meter the contractor will contact you prior to the works.

Make sure that your household and visitors are aware of the temporary pipes, to reduce the likelihood of tripping and any other possible injuries. Please do not modify, disconnect or turn off the pipework, as you may impact your whole street.

Water quality

Quality of the temporary water supply is of the same high standard as you normally receive, however you may experience a slight reduction in pressure.

Due to the complexity of these works, short periods of water discolouration may occur when the temporary connection is made. It is recommended that water will clear with normal use, and to avoid using appliances such as the washing machines or dishwashers to avoid potentially staining or discolouring clothes and crockery.

Site access

In some situations driveway access may be affected.  We will notify you in advance so that alternative arrangements can be made.  We will install vehicle ramps where temporary services are installed across driveways.  Please ask drivers to move slowly across these ramps without stopping, to reduce the risk of damage to your temporary supply.

Restorations

Surrounding roads, footpaths, driveways and grassed area can be affected by these works. All reasonable steps will be taken to minimise damage and restore property as soon as practicable to a condition similar to its condition before operations began, as per the Utilities ACT 2000.  Please talk to us as soon as you become aware of any affected property so that we can resolve the issue.

Talk to us

For general enquiries talk to us on 02 6248 3111 (option 3) between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday or email us at talktous@iconwater.com.au anytime. In the event of a fault or emergency please call 02 6248 3111 (option 1).

We appreciate our community respecting our assets and staff to ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality water and sewerage services to the ACT. We thank our community for your patience and cooperation during throughout this important program of works.