DIVER NEEDED: South Burnett Regional Council needs to get a diver in to fix a leak at the reservoir.
DIVER NEEDED: South Burnett Regional Council needs to get a diver in to fix a leak at the reservoir. Claudia Williams

Scuba diver the only way to fix reservoir

A SCUBA diver is required to fix a leaking section of pipe at the Kingaroy reservoir.

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell said getting a diver in is the only solution to fixing the water leaking onto Reservoir St.

As a rate payer Reservoir St resident Denise Scriven is frustrated that water has been "gushing down the street" for four weeks.

"It is disgusting. Every one is desperate for water for their cattle, garden, for their peanuts,” she said.

"We could build a swimming pool with the amount of water that has gone down that street, I'm not joking.”

Cr Campbell said a mango tree had to be removed to access the leaking section of pipe.

Once the tree was removed on Tuesday it was determined that the leak was in the valve.

"The only way to fix the valve is to isolate the reservoir and this can only be done by getting a scuba diver to enter the reservoir and insert a plug into the pipe outlet,” Cr Campbell said.

"Council are trying to engage a diver to enter the reservoir and insert a plug into the pipe outlet which will enable council staff to replace the faulty valve.”

Cr Campbell hopes to have the issue resolved in the next two weeks but it is dependant on the availability of a diver.

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