The water network to more than 500 homes in Elliott Heads and Riverview will be upgraded after Bundaberg Regional Council conducts overnight work later this month.
On Thursday 30 March, 520 properties in the coastal locations will have water supply shut off from 10 pm until 3 am as the upgrade takes place.
Water and wastewater portfolio spokesperson Cr Jason Bartels said the work was being conducted to carry out essential maintenance to the network.
“These upgrades will ensure the water network is maintained and will also include the additional installation of contingencies in the event of emergencies,” he said.
“These contingencies include additional valving to limit interruptions during future maintenance.
“The work has been programmed to take place overnight to minimise inconvenience to customers.”
Cr Bartels said after the upgrade, some discolouration of water may occur.
“Council advises to turn on your tap until the water runs clear,” he said.
“This discolouration is in no way harmful, and water is safe to drink.
“Bundaberg Regional Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and thanks you for your patience.”
After water is turned on:
- The water quality may not be of the usual standard and in some instances the water may appear discoloured, however, the water is safe for use.
- Council advises that you check the water prior to use. If it appears discoloured, turn on the nearest external tap to the meter and let it run for a period of time, or until it runs clear, and then do the same to the furthest external tap from the meter, to clear your pipework.
- If your water supply does not resume, low pressure is experienced, or the water remains discoloured after some time, please contact Council’s Call Centre on telephone 1300 883 699 to report the fault.