Bundaberg Regional Council is currently undertaking water main works in the Innes Park region to help reduce water outages and provide a reliable water source to residents.
Water and Wastewater spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said work would commence in October on a $225,000 infrastructure project to construct a new water main between Tara Street and Reid Crescent.
“The works will consist of the replacement of a section of the existing water main which was installed in the 1970s,” he said.
“In the past five years the structural condition of a section of this main has deteriorated with a high number of breaks occurring.
“The benefits of replacing the water main will be to provide a more reliable water source for the residents in the area and reduce unplanned water interruptions.”
Cr Bartels said the works would be carried out by Council’s Water Services team and were expected to be completed during December.
He said construction would be undertaken Monday to Friday between the hours of 6 am and 5 pm.
“Traffic management measures will be in place during this time and there will be minor disruptions to the water service which residents will be notified of,” he said.
Also starting in October is works to Stage 4 of the water main on Logan Road, which Cr Bartels said was the continuation of the water link between Innes Park North and Innes Park.
“Stage 4 of the Logan Road water link will provide continuous service to residents in this area if there was to be a problem with the current main that runs along Back Windermere Road,” he said.
“The $300,000 infrastructure project is expected to be completed by December.”
Both projects are part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Capital budget plans.