Our projects in central Sydney

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Sometimes we need to install new pipes in difficult locations.

We're continually maintaining the quality of our drinking water and making improvements to provide a reliable water supply.

Water asset maintenance and renewal

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing

We assess the condition of our large water pipes to get information about which pipes need to be repaired or replaced before they break.

As part of our maintenance program, we also clean and refurbish our water reservoirs and replace ageing electrical monitoring equipment.

Learn more about our Water Asset Maintenance and Renewal Program.

Water pressure management

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing

We're reducing water pressure in various areas across Sydney where the pressure is excessively high. 

Learn more about our Water Pressure Management program.

Water pressure monitoring 

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing

We're monitoring and improving water pressure levels in various areas across Sydney. This involves replacing old pressure gauges and installing booster pumps in areas with very low or inconsistent water pressure.

Learn more about our Water Pressure Monitoring program.

Leak detection

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - ongoing

We have a network of over 21,000 kilometres of water pipes. Leak detection and repair is one of the main ways we reduce water loss.

Learn more about our Leak Detection Program.

We're always upgrading and repairing our existing wastewater system. We're also improving wastewater services in many unsewered villages through our Priority Sewerage Program.

Our wastewater projects help protect public health and the environment.

Network repairs

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - 2016 to 2020

We're repairing small sections of cracked, collapsed or damaged wastewater pipes across our system. About 4,000 jobs are done each year as part of our network repair work.

Learn more about our network repair work.

Sewer and Stormwater Rehabilitation Program

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - this work is underway and will continue to 2020

We're upgrading our wastewater and stormwater pipes across Sydney. This work will help prevent leaks in pipes for the next 50 years.

Learn more about our Sewer and Stormwater Rehabilitation Program.

Refresh Woolloomooloo

  • Location - Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Potts Point
  • Timeframe - construction started in August 2017 and is expected to be finished by late 2019

To reduce the number of wet weather wastewater overflows to Woolloomooloo Bay and help improve the environment, we're separating the currently combined wastewater and stormwater systems.

Learn more about Refresh Woolloomooloo.

Most of the stormwater pipes and channels in the Sydney metropolitan area are the responsibility of local councils. We own some of the large stormwater pipes, channels and drains.

We work closely with local councils and other agencies to manage Sydney’s stormwater flows.

Erskineville Flood Safe

  • Location  - Ashmore precinct in Erskineville, on the border of Alexandria
  • Timeframe - 2017 to 2019

We're planning a new stormwater system in Erskineville to reduce flood risk to people and property.

This work is being done in partnership with the City of Sydney Council.

Learn more about Erskineville Flood Safe.

Green Square Stormwater Drain Project

  • Location - Green Square Town Centre
  • Timeframe - construction started in May 2015 and is expected to be completed by mid-2019

We're building a new stormwater drain to reduce the risk of flooding in Green Square Town Centre.

This work is being done in partnership with City of Sydney Council.

Learn more about the Green Square Stormwater Drain Project.

Refresh Woolloomooloo

  • Location - Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Potts Point
  • Timeframe - construction started in August 2017 and is expected to be finished by late 2019

To reduce the number of wet weather wastewater overflows to Woolloomooloo Bay and help improve the environment, we're separating the currently combined wastewater and stormwater systems.

Learn more about Refresh Woolloomooloo.

Silt and debris management

  • Location - various suburbs across Sydney
  • Timeframe - 2010 to mid-2023

We're removing silt, sand and sediment from our wastewater and stormwater pipes.

Learn more about our Silt and Debris Management Program.

We're planning, building and upgrading water, wastewater and stormwater services for growth areas. These services are essential to allow development to support the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036.

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure is responsible for land rezoning and the sequence for its release in the growth centres. They work in consultation with relevant local councils, NSW Government agencies and developers.

Green Square Stormwater Drain Project

  • Location - Green Square Town Centre
  • Timeframe - construction started in May 2015 and is expected to be completed by mid-2019

We're building a new stormwater drain to reduce the risk of flooding in Green Square Town Centre.

This work is being done in partnership with City of Sydney Council.

Learn more about Green Square Stormwater Drain Project.

Have your say about our projects

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Your feedback is important to us.
Visit Sydney Water Talk to learn more about our projects and provide feedback.