Evandale Road Water Main Replacement

TasWater will be undertaking works alongside Evandale Road in January and February 2016 as part of a project designed to address water quality issues in the Evandale township.

TasWater's Evandale customers are supplied with water principally via a 200mm asbestos cement (AC) water main, constructed in 1976, from Devon Hills Reservoirs. A 150mm cast iron (CI) main, constructed in 1941, also supplies the town (from the same source) via Evandale Road.

Evandale has no reservoir so when the 200mm AC main is under repair the 150mm CI main is the only alternative feed into the town. The 150mm CI main is internally restricted from corrosion, resulting in numerous water quality complaints. TasWater has also responded to a number of failures in the main in recent years.

To provide a reliable alternative supply to the town and to eliminate water quality issues along the route, TasWater will replace the 150mm CI line with 150mm PVC pipe in stages over the next four years. The first stage will be undertaken at a cost of approximately $200,000 and will consist of a 700 metre section between 466 Evandale Road (on the Evandale site of the rail crossings) and 362 Evandale Road (on the Launceston Airport) side of the rail crossings.

The work is expected to take approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

Residents of the area are advised that there will be changed traffic arrangements as a result of these works and short-term restrictions on access to some properties. Other impacts may include construction dust and noise as well as service interruptions (water outages).

TasWater will do everything possible to keep these impacts to a minimum and will provide residents with at least two days' notice, in writing, of any planned service interruptions.

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Stuart Carless in TasWater's Launceston office on (03) 6237 8396 or via email on stuart.carless@taswater.com.au

TasWater will be undertaking works alongside Evandale Road in January and February 2016 as part of a project designed to address water quality issues in the Evandale township.

TasWater's Evandale customers are supplied with water principally via a 200mm asbestos cement (AC) water main, constructed in 1976, from Devon Hills Reservoirs. A 150mm cast iron (CI) main, constructed in 1941, also supplies the town (from the same source) via Evandale Road.

Evandale has no reservoir so when the 200mm AC main is under repair the 150mm CI main is the only alternative feed into the town. The 150mm CI main is internally restricted from corrosion, resulting in numerous water quality complaints. TasWater has also responded to a number of failures in the main in recent years.

To provide a reliable alternative supply to the town and to eliminate water quality issues along the route, TasWater will replace the 150mm CI line with 150mm PVC pipe in stages over the next four years. The first stage will be undertaken at a cost of approximately $200,000 and will consist of a 700 metre section between 466 Evandale Road (on the Evandale site of the rail crossings) and 362 Evandale Road (on the Launceston Airport) side of the rail crossings.

The work is expected to take approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

Residents of the area are advised that there will be changed traffic arrangements as a result of these works and short-term restrictions on access to some properties. Other impacts may include construction dust and noise as well as service interruptions (water outages).

TasWater will do everything possible to keep these impacts to a minimum and will provide residents with at least two days' notice, in writing, of any planned service interruptions.

For more information about this project, please contact Community Engagement Officer Stuart Carless in TasWater's Launceston office on (03) 6237 8396 or via email on stuart.carless@taswater.com.au

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    over 1 year ago

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