Project goal:

We are replacing over 1,000 water service connections to customers in Karratha to improve the reliability of this infrastructure.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

Stage 1: October 2020 to April 2021 (Nickol)
Stage 2: Commencing on a rolling schedule, later in 2021 (Baynton, Bulgarra, Millars Well, Pegs Creek and the Light Industrial Area)

Where is it happening?

Residents in Baynton, Bulgarra, Millars Well, Nickol, Pegs Creek and the Light Industrial Area will benefit from the upgrades which will improve reliability for the infrastructure.

Karratha water service upgrade map

When is it happening?

Work for Stage 1 will commence in early October 2020 and will be completed by April 2021. During this period working hours will be Monday to Sunday between 6.00am and 6.00pm. Shutdowns are scheduled for weekdays to minimise the impact to our customers on the weekend. Customers will be notified when a planned shutdown is set to occur.

Stage 2 will commence later in the year, with customers notified in advance about the location and timing of the works.

Why is this work important?

The upgrade involves replacing the water pipe between a customer’s water meter and the supply main running down the street. Replacing these water service connections is essential to improve the water supply infrastructure, and to reduce the number of unplanned supply interruptions, caused by leaks and bursts.

What are the impacts?

Residents may notice more activity in the area, including noise from vehicles and machinery. The project will involve verge and footpath works in order to replace the infrastructure. We will work closely with residents throughout the duration of the project to minimise the inconvenience to the local community wherever possible.

Where required, traffic management will be in place to direct people safely around the work area.

On site issues or project information

For issues on site please contact Matthew Yates, Aaro Group Site Supervisor, via email matthew.yates@aarogroup.com or call 0423 609 055.

For more information regarding the project please contact Yang Yang, Water Corporation Project Manager, via email yang.yang@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9186 8276.