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Water main upgrade to improve flow and pressure

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Project Reticulation Team Leader Jacob Dick on site as construction begins on Tarakan Street.

More than 200 residents in Svensson Heights will experience improved water pressure and flow once a new water main is constructed.

Work to the Bundaberg Regional Council project began this week along Tarakan Street and is expected to be finalised within six weeks, weather permitting.

Project Reticulation Supervisor Jacob Dick said the works included the installation of a new 100mm water reticulation main.

“The original main was constructed in 1956 and on recent work that was completed to valves and hydrants in the area, we found it had deteriorated in recent years,” he said.

“The decision was made to install a new main in its place.”

Jacob said crews were working hard to finish construction in a timely manner with as little impact as possible to the community.

“The total amount of houses the work effects in this street will be around 50,” he said. 

“Construction will only impact people on the northern side of the road as we will be digging up some footpath to install the main.”

Video: Morgan Everett

Council committed to water quality

Water and wastewater portfolio spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said the project was all part of Council's role in maintaining water quality for the community.

“This project is another great example of how Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to providing a safe, reliable and sustainable water supply to residents,” he said.

“Once construction is complete and the new main is up and running it will improve the water pressure and flow to the entire area.”

Divisional representative Cr Vince Haberman said the work would be a welcome relief for Norville residents and the community.

“Good quality, safe water is vital within our community and I am proud to see work underway in this Division,” he said.

“Council would like to thank residents for their patience as crews work to get this project completed.”

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