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Question asked in Parliament May 18, 2016

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 14:39 :22 ): My questions are to the Minister for Water and the River Murray:

  1. With regard to the recent burst water main at the corner of Hackney Road and North Terrace, which caused significant disruption to traffic movement in the area, can the minister advise what caused the burst?

  2. Was it due to inaccurate information provided by SA Water to the Department of Transport concerning the exact location of the water main or negligence on behalf of DPTI in their drilling operation associated with the O-Bahn project?

  3. If the problem was caused by SA Water, what action has been taken to ensure that such information is accurate in future?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 14:40 :02 ): I thank the honourable member for his most important questions which I will take on notice and inquire of DPTI what their position is and bring back a response.

Response

Jul 6, 2016

In reply to the Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 18 May 2016 )

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) :

  1. A contractor engaged by DPTI was endeavouring to bore under North Terrace. The contractor bored through the existing water main on the northern side of North Terrace, causing the main to burst.

  2. No.

  3. The problem was not caused by SA Water.