AirScour equipment delivering cleaner water

Brandon residents will be next to see a difference in their water supply when the water main and residential mains are cleaned next month.

Burdekin Shire Council Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said the 300mm diameter trunk main to Brandon would be scoured on June 27 and then the AirScour team would start cleaning the Brandon residential mains.

“The AirScour equipment being used to clean the distribution and reticulation mains is delivering encouraging results,” he said.

 “We have completed the South Ayr area and are currently working in an area bounded by Railway, Mackenzie, Lynch and Queen streets and the feedback we are getting is that there is a difference in the water quality.

“We have noticed a drop in the number of complaints about dirty water since the program started.”

Mr Saldumbide said residents and businesses would receive notification in their letterbox a week prior to scouring work being done on water pipes in their street.

 “Any blocks that have businesses in them will be done on Sundays to minimise water interruption and loss of trade,” he said.

The water supply will be disconnected at each household meter in the section being treated to ensure no deposits from the scouring process enter household supply.

Scouring works will be conducted between 8.45am and 3.30pm to avoid disruption to working people and parents with school-aged children.

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