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Port and South Hedland water upgrades

Published on Monday, 5 September 2022 at 9:36:43 AM

Work is proposed to begin in early September and is expected to be completed in November 2022.

    • Maintenance work between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.
    • With LGA approval, there may also be scheduled work on Sundays and at nights if doing work during normal hours would impact sensitive customer’s water supply. If this is required, Water Corp will notify impacted customers in advance.

What are the customer impacts

  • Most hydrants and valves are located in residential verges.
  • Water supply interruptions will be required to complete the work safely and flush the network before the supply is turned back on:
    • All attempts to avoid and reduce impact to the community will be considered before progressing work.
    • Water Corp will aim to keep water outages at a minimum wherever practically possible Residents will be notified at least 48 hours before a planned water outage.
    • Residents are asked to draw water in advance and turn off their meter temporarily.
    • Residents may notice reduced pressure once water has been switched off. This will slowly return to normal after work is complete.
    • Water Corp will turn the water back on slowly to minimise air in the pipes and water discolouration.
  • There may be an increase in noise, dust and activity. Residents may notice more vehicles and noise near their property if they live near a hydrant or valve.
  • Our construction methods may mean unavoidable impact to properties, roads, footpaths and verges, including reticulation. Access to footpaths may be restricted and will be made safe until permanently repaired. Disturbed driveways or verges will be restored to original condition once work is complete. We will work closely with customers impacted by this.
  • Traffic management will be in place where required.
  • Customers may notice a tanker in the area. This will be used to collect excess water. This water is re-used where possible.

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