Water Corporation is replacing a cast iron water main which was first installed more than 100 years ago in North Perth – to put that into perspective, when these pipes were laid workers dug trenches by hand and transported the pipes using horse and cart.

Thankfully in 2017, advancements in technology mean work to replace the 820 metre section of water main will be completed by September.


Work will be carried out in stages along Angove Street, from Farmer Street to Fitzgerald Street.


Water Corporation is also replacing about 400 metres of water main along Woodville Street and Albert Street in North Perth, with work expected to be completed in August.


Water Corporation spokesperson Clare Lugar said while the water main replacements were generally a once-in-a-lifetime event, work would be carried out in stages to minimise disruption.


“We will continue to work closely with businesses and local residents to minimise disruption over the coming months,” Ms Lugar said.


“We thank the community and road users for their patience while we carry out these essential upgrades.”


The project forms part of the Pipes for Perth Program, which will replace 150 kilometres of original cast iron water mains by the end of 2018. The program will reduce the likelihood of breaks and provides a reliable water supply to local residents for decades to come.


Specific information about the project can be found on Water Corporation’s website at www.watercorporation.com.au/pipesforperth


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