Water pipe renewals improve the water supply system by replacing aged and damaged water pipes and valves. Valves are attached to the water pipes and help move water around the network. Renewing pipes and valves helps reduce the risk of the pipe breaking and leaking in the future, as well as helping to maintain high quality drinking water.
NetWorks Alliance renew around 100 km of water pipes in over 42 Local Government areas each year.
We renew both reticulation water pipes that connect to individual properties and critical pipes, the larger pipes that supply water to the reticulation water pipes.
Renewing a water pipe involves disconnecting the old pipe and replacing it with a new one. In areas where the population is increasing, larger sized pipes are often required.
Once a new water pipe has been laid, it must be tested for any defects and cleaned thoroughly before being connected to the water system. This process makes sure we maintain a high quality water supply.
In some instances, this work can require a temporary interruption to your water supply. Usually this can last for up to five hours. Sydney Water will always notify you in writing before any planned interruption to your water service.
For some projects, you may receive a number of different notifications advising you of various components of the work. If you have any queries about a letter you have received, please call our Community Enquiry Line on 97523160 and we would be happy to explain what each of the notifications mean.
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