The Carthage Street Water Supply Upgrade project will see a new water main installed underground on the top side (Anzac Park side) of Carthage Street. The new main will be responsible for supplying water to the properties on Carthage Street between Darling and Hill Street.

These properties are currently connected to a large water main which Council deems to be a trunk water main. In accordance with Council's engineering standards water services are not generally installed on these trunk water mains. As such, to improve water supply in Carthage Street, Council will be installing a new 150mm water main between Darling and Hill Street.

Once the new water main is constructed properties will be connected to the new main and disconnected from the old trunk main. The new water main will increase reliability of supply to these homes as well as reducing the load on the trunk water main which will continue to connect different parts of the Tamworth water supply system.

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Facts about the Project

Here are some quick facts on the Carthage Street Water Main Replacement


Work will commence at the Hill and Carthage Street intersection and finish at the Darling and Carthage Street intersection.

The project is estimated to take 4 months pending weather, ground and pipe conditions. Work is due to commence in mid-May.

Monday to Friday between 6:30am and 5pm; with some works required on Saturdays between 7am and 2pm.

Yes, Council staff will require access to your property during the construction period in order to connect new pipes to your existing water meter. When access to your property is required Council staff will notify you prior to the works being required. Access is normally required for a period of less than 1 hour.

There will be periods of time where driveway access to properties will be limited, however access will be reinstated overnight. Council will notify you prior to access is limited.

During construction there may be short periods that your water connection will be unavailable. Residential properties will be advised prior to any such interruptions, and commercial properties will be contacted to discuss suitable times for outages where necessary.

Approximately 50m of parking will be unavailable each day. The location of this 50m will vary depending on which section of the water main staff are working on.

Council aims to minimise the impact of works on both businesses and residents. If you own a business on Carthage Street between Hill and Darling Streets Council will contact you directly to discuss any potential impacts.