Hunter Water is improving the water supply system by replacing aged and damaged watermains across our network. This work reduces the risk of pipe breaks and helps maintain good quality drinking water.
Watermain replacement involves a number of important steps:
- monitoring Hunter Waters pipeline network,
- recommending specific watermains for replacement,
- planning and designing the watermain replacement,
- constructing the new watermain,
- connecting the new watermain to the existing network, and
- restoring any disturbed surfaces as close as possible to their pre-existing condition.
How this might affect you?
Minimising the impact on the environment and local community is a very important consideration during all phases of Hunter Water’s Watermain Replacement Program.
Hunter Water works in partnership with its contractor Mullane Infrastructure to deliver this work. If Hunter Water is replacing a watermain in your street, Mullane Infrastructure will provide you with more information before work begins.
Every effort will be made to minimise any impact on residents, however, there may be some temporary impacts such as:
- Excavation work on the roads and footpaths.
- Potential for noise and dust.
- Construction traffic in your street.
- Fencing of work sites and equipment to ensure community safety.
- Traffic and parking access may be temporarily restricted near the site.
- Interruptions to the water supply. You will be notified prior to any planned shutdowns.