Residents are being given notice that Council is calling for quotes for the renewal of a water main at the southern end of Station Street in Bowral.
The focus of this project is to replace the water main between Funston Street and Bowral Street. This is separate to the previously completed road pavement reconstruction or water main renewal works done at the northern end of Station Street in 2022-2023.
This upcoming project forms part of Council’s annual water main renewal program which involves renewal and upgrade of critical water mains across the Shire. It is confined to the grassed verge on the western side of Station Street and will not impact any trees.
A new polyethylene pipe will be installed to replace the existing cement pipe in the footpath area, which was originally installed in the 1940’s. It requires an upgrade to keep it fully functional, having burst several times over the last few years. The work being carried out should not disturb the road pavement.
Renewal works are anticipated to take less than eight (8) weeks.
Homes and businesses will not be impacted by water outages except for a brief period when the reconnection to the new main is made (which will be done overnight).
Council asks drivers to be patient while this important infrastructure renewal project is completed, and to slow down when passing the work site.
Work is expected to be completed before July 2024, weather permitting.
The Station Street 2024 water main renewal works are currently being advertised for quotation by suitable contractors. Council will release further information as to the timing of the works upon engagement of the successful contractor.