Upgrades to water distribution network to give better water quality

Improved water quality to Rossiters Hill residents is the aim of works being carried out this week.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis said scour injection points would be installed in the 250mm water main which services Rossiters Hill.

“These works will take place on Thursday (Feb 21, 2013) and are part of ongoing upgrades to the water distribution network to improve water quality to residents in the area,” he said.

“Works will include installing an injection point at the intersection of Burke and Cunningham Streets, installing an additional valve and modifying the existing scour outlet to allow scouring of the water main to Rossiters Hill.

“Scouring will be performed on the main on Tuesday (Feb 26,2013).”

Cr Lowis said residents of the Rossiters Hill area would experience lower water pressures during the works on these days.

“Residents of Rossiters Hill, South Ayr and areas along Railway Street may experience discoloured water once the system is back on line,” he said.

“Council is also planning to upgrade the section of the 250mm main on Mirrigan Road from Old Clare Road to the Highway to allow it to be air scoured.

“Once the upgrade works are complete Council will air scour the reticulation mains in the Rossiters Hill area.”

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

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