Kemps Creek - cathodic protection installation

We are installing 26 cathodic protection pits and test points along the verge of Cross Street and Western Road. Cathodic protection is a system used to extend the life of the steel water main by minimising corrosion of the pipe. This requires installing sacrificial metals (anodes) alongside the pipeline which corrode at a faster rate than the steel main. These anodes are attached to the pipe with cables which lead up to an above-ground test point mounted on a pole and a cabinet (see image below).

The work will be happening in localised areas between Monday 11 October and Saturday 30 October 2021, weather permitting.

Traffic changes

During the works there will be changes to traffic conditions on Cross Street and Western Road. Lane closures and traffic control will be in place to safely assist motorists around our work areas. Please see map below for location of work.

Our work hours

• 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday

• 8 am to 1 pm Saturday

What you need to know

The health and wellbeing of Sydney Water crews are our top priority. All crews are adhering to testing, social distancing, and mask wearing requirements.

Members of the public can rest easy knowing that Sydney Water's front line crews are authorised to work safely to continue delivering these essential services for their communities.

We know our work can be disruptive, so we’ll make every effort to reduce any impact this work may have on you.

Example of a cathodic protection test point

Location of work

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