Railway Street water main to be upgraded

Improving water quality to residents in the areas surrounding Railway Street is the objective of works being carried out in the coming weeks.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said a scour injection point would be installed in the 375mm water main in Railway Street between Burke and MacMillan streets.

“Stage One of these works will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and involves installing a scour valve near the land previously occupied by Burdekin Junior Soccer in MacMillan Street,” he said.

“Stage Two of the works will include installing a scour injection point at the intersection of Burke and Railway Streets. This work is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

“Scouring works will be performed on the main on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

“These works are part of ongoing upgrades to the water distribution network to improve water quality to residents in our shire.”

Cr Lowis said residents in the areas nearest to Railway Street specifically Burke, Cameron, Wilmington, Munro, Graham, Queen and MacMillan Streets might experience lower water pressures during the works on these days.

“These residents may also experience discoloured water once the system is brought back on line,” he said.

“Council is also planning to scour the 500mm main from the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant in Burke Street to where it intersects with Railway Street at Blacks Bridge.

“These upgrades will allow Council to respond to incidences of dirty water anywhere in the water supply network and is part of Council’s commitment to improving water quality to areas in South Ayr, Brandon and Rossiters Hill.”

Cr Lowis said individual households impacted by the upgrades would be notified by letter drop.

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