A series of upgrades to SA Water’s drinking water network in Waikerie have begun, including the implementation of specialised valves, to further improve the quality and reliability of water supplied to the area.

SA Water’s General Manager of Asset Operations and Delivery, Mark Gobbie, said one of the main components of work is the installation of around 25m of water main to the storage tank.

“We’ll also be putting in specialised valves to manage water pressure and making modifications to the network where water leaves the treatment plant before going to our customers,” Mr Gobbie said.

“The current configuration of parts of our Waikerie water network can result in inconsistent flow rates and pressure which can create variability in water age, requiring different levels of treatment.

“We expect this upgrade to resolve that challenge by creating a more efficient way of treating and delivering safe, clean water to people living and working in the town.”

All works are expected to be complete by mid-2019.

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