DIRTY WATER: Council said the upgrades to the water main at Wooroolin could cause discolouration to the water supply.
DIRTY WATER: Council said the upgrades to the water main at Wooroolin could cause discolouration to the water supply.

Town to face two months of water supply disruptions

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council announced they would take two months to complete a replacement of a water main at a local town.

From Monday, November 25 until Tuesday, January 14 work has been scheduled at Wooroolin as part of the council’s commitment to ensuring the long term sustainability and efficiency of the water infrastructure.

It is anticipated that the water supply in the area will be isolated on around Wednesday, January 8 to allow the new water main to be cut in.

Council said they would notify affected residents closer to the date about the availability to water supply.

They advised the public to flush the plumbing by running inside and outside taps and to avoid using the washing machine or dishwasher if the water was discoloured during the maintenance works.

Discolouration of the water could be caused by the upgrades stirring up sediment in the water pipes.

During the upgrades, the council said the cost for the water lost would be covered by their maintenance budget.

They also said that if water was lost, they would not recycle it due to public health reasons, yet it would ultimately return to the catchment environment via stormwater and drains.

Council said they apologised to the community for any inconvenience that this work may cause over the two months worth of infrastructure upgrades to the water supply.

South Burnett

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