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ICON Water has contracted ITS PipeTech Pty Ltd (ITS) to conduct necessary work to upgrade a 100mm water main pipe to a 150mm pipe adjacent to the Manuka Shopping Centre with site preparation due to begin on June 27. The infrastructure project is expected to take about six weeks to complete depending on the weather during the construction period.
The project will build capacity to the growing water network, provide for better water quality and pressure to the area, and reduce the incidence of pipe bursts occurring in the future with new pipes that can last up to 100 years.
Bougainville Street and Furneaux Street in Manuka are where water mains will be upgraded from 27 June 2016. Adjacent streets may be impacted with construction activities. The project will include excavation of pits in the road, footpath and nature strip and laying the new 150mm pipes by the pipe bursting technique, which is a relatively new and innovative way of replacing pipes already in the ground.
Icon Water would like to remind members of the community to be aware of traffic management plans that will be put in place to ensure the works are carried out safely. The project may cause some reduced access and parking to the area.
Icon Water has worked hard to design the project to ensure minimal disruption to water supply for residents and businesses in the area during the works. Due to the complexity of these works, a short period of water discolouration may occur. Icon Water recommends that water will clear with normal use, but to avoid using appliances such as the washing machines or dishwashers due to possible staining or discolouration of clothes.
For enquiries regarding the project please contact the ITS community information line on 02 8603 2046. For all other enquiries contact Icon Water directly on 02 6248 3111 and select option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Water Main Renewal Program go to iconwater.com.au
Icon Water would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our customers in Manuka for the short term inconvenience this important work may cause.