Council to begin work on Burke Street water main

Council water crews will install new scour injection and extraction points on the 500mm water main in Burke Street between the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant and Railway Street.

Burdekin Shire Council Operations Manager Wayne Saldumbide said the work, which begins on June 27, would reduce incidents of dirty water in areas of Ayr, Brandon and Rossiters Hill.

“The South Ayr Water Treatment Plant will be offline from Monday through to Wednesday requiring water for Ayr and Brandon to be supplied from the bores at Nelsons Lagoon,” he said.

“We are requesting residents to limit their water usage to essential needs such as washing and bathing during this time to ensure normal supply can be maintained to all areas without loss of supply.

“Our team will carry out individual letter drops to areas most likely to be affected by the works.

“During these works, residents may experience a reduction in normal water pressure and some water discolouration.

“If possible residents are advised to delay the washing of clothes etc, for up to two days after work is completed.”

Mr Saldumbide said these works were vital to help reduce occurrences of discoloured water.

“Swabbing this water main and should provide a measurable reduction in the instances of discoloured water,” he said.

The works schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 27 June, 2016 – Install a scour injection and extraction point on the major trunk water main from the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant to Railway Street.
  • Tuesday 28 June, 2016 – Planned scouring of the major trunk water main.
  • Wednesday 29 June, 2016 – Scouring of the 375mm trunk water main in Railway Street from Burke Street to MacMillan Street, Ayr.
  • Tuesday 5 July, 2016 – Scouring of the 300mm trunk water main servicing Brandon and northern sections of Ayr.

Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to residents as a result of these necessary maintenance works.

If you are experiencing dirty water, please report it to Council on 4783 9800.

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