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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4940 ..

(4) 613m2

(5) As is usual in land development projects, any advertising for the estate is considered to be part of the development cost.

(6) 390m2 $137,000

(7) 791m2 $225,000

(8) Detailed draft lease and development conditions have been prepared for each block being offered for sale. A copy of the draft conditions can be provided to Mr Cornwell

Water supply-leaks

(Question No 1073)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to mains leaks in the ACT's water supply infrastructure:

(1) Is the ACT's water supply system routinely inspected for leaks in water mains, and if so, how often is this undertaken. If not, why not;

(2) How many kilometres of water mains currently exist in the ACT;

(3) In the ACT's water mains system, how many mains leaks per hundred kilometres are there;

(4) How many litres of water (a) per day and (b) per year are lost through leaks in ACT water mains;

(5) Does the ACT Government have a funded leaks reduction program, and if so what is the budgeted amount for this program in (a) 2003-04 (b) 2004-05. If not, why not.

(6) What percentage of all known mains leaks in the ACT are targeted for repairs in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05;

(7) Savings of how many litres of water per day will be achieved under the leaks reduction programs in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05.

Mr Quinlan

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACTEW advise the water supply system is inspected for leaks, with the frequency of inspection varying on the size, material and age of pipelines and known past fault/leak history.

The major bulk supply pipelines are inspected on a 3 year cycle, however, some of the old, larger diameter cast iron, lead jointed mains are inspected annually.

There is no inspection program for the major part of the city's smaller reticulation mains. ActewAGL relies on visible leaks on the water reticulation mains within Canberra being

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