Council works may impact on Ayr water pressure and supply

Ayr residents may notice fluctuations in water pressure as a result of Burdekin Shire Council installing new pumps.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the work was part of a project to increase pressure in the Ayr water supply system.

“The project, which is being completed with the help of a grant from the Queensland Government, involves installing pressure boosting pumps at the Ayr water tower and the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant,” she said.

“Currently the pressure in the system is governed by the height of the water tower and residents were experiencing fluctuations in pressure when the pumps at South Ayr started and stopped.

“The installation of these pumps will hopefully provide a constant water pressure within the system and reduce any fluctuations.”

Cr McLaughlin said the pumps would be installed over the next few weeks.

“It is hoped there will be no interruption to the town water supply, however as a precautionary measure residents are asked to conserve water during the installation,” she said.

“Once the pumps are installed the water system pressure will be gradually increased over a few weeks.”

Residents experiencing any serious quality or service issues should contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800.

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