Water mains to be replaced

More than $2 million will be spent to replace water mains in Redlynch, Bungalow and Mirriwinni.

The works are part of Council’s annual water main replacement program, which identifies aging or deteriorated water mains that need to be replaced, generally because of persistent breakages.

Council endorsed $774,000 to replace a 710-metre, 100mm water main along Redlynch Intake Rd with a 225mm pipe, with works to be completed June 2021.

A further $835,000 has been allocated for the replacement of a 5km-long main at Stager Rd, Mirriwinni, with completion scheduled in June 2022.

Finally, two sections of mains, totalling 550-metres, will be replaced at Little Spence St, Bungalow, at a cost of $530,000 and with a scheduled completion of June 2021.

While there have been no failures in these two sections of the Little Spence St main (at Aumuller St and at Brown St) over the past two years, a hot water issue has been identified.

The new main will be installed at a greater depth with increased cover to reduce issues with water temperature.

This resolution is to be ratified at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council, to be held on 28 October 2020.

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