Finger Point Wastewater Trunk Main Relay

Finger Point Wastewater Trunk Main Relay

SA Water is working to construct more than six kilometres of new wastewater main near Finger Point, as part of our efforts to improve wastewater services for customers in the state’s South East.

The near $11 million investment will replace a section of the 30-kilometre concrete trunk main responsible for transporting wastewater from approximately 28,000 residents and businesses in Mount Gambier to the Finger Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The section of wastewater main we are working to replace was constructed in the mid-1960s. Replacing it with a new concrete pipe will make sure we can continue safely removing and treating wastewater for our customers while significantly reducing the risk of potential leaks or breaks.

This new main will follow a different route to the existing wastewater main and be laid mostly within the road reserve.

The new main will start near the intersection of Lynch Rd and Kingsley Rd, Allendale East and continue along sections of Smiths Rd, Hutt Bay Rd and Thompson Lane before ending within our Finger Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Commencing in February 2020, the sewer main replacement is expected to take five months to complete.

Project map

What can I expect?

SA Water is committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. However, some local property owners may experience the following as the new wastewater main is laid in stages along the road verges:

  • Noise and dust from construction equipment, vehicle movements and material handling activities.
  • Traffic management and temporary fencing around the work site for the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.

Where can I get more information?

SA Water’s Stakeholder Engagement will be in contact with local residents along the pipeline route as planning progresses.

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding the project, please contact the SA Water's Project Team on 1800 812 362 or email project@sawater.com.au.

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Main Rd
  • Belair
  • 31/03/2020
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 31/03/2020 10:11 AM - We are on site in Belair and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 31/03/2020 02:30 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07392100.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Seaview Rd
  • Kingscote
  • 31/03/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 31/03/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 31/03/2020 03:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Kingscote. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


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