Seqwater is planning to carry out works on its water supply pipe network at Barnes Hill in Mount Crosby, west of Brisbane.
The work will be carried out on a section of two trunk water pipes which transport water from the Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plants to Brisbane and Ipswich.
The work will require taking a 4km section of the two pipes offline to replace four valves to improve the reliability of Seqwater’s bulk water supply network.
The valves being replaced are more than 50 years old and are reaching the end of their service life.
Seqwater is the bulk water supplier in South East Queensland, and Urban Utilities is responsible for delivering this treated water to your homes and businesses.
What to expect
Seqwater will carry out the work in two stages. We’re working closely with Seqwater to put a range of measures in place to ensure water supply is maintained during the trial and valve replacement work. This involves supplying water from different areas of the network.
Stage 1 - Trial (complete)
Trial works occurred from Thursday, 3 June - Sunday, 6 June and have now been completed. The pipes were taken offline temporarily to carry out network checks to help plan the works.
Properties that were most likely to experience changes to their water supply received a notification in their letterbox.
Stage 2 - Actual works
Date to be determined following the trial shutdown.
The valve replacement work is expected to take 36 hours to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.
Further notifications will be delivered to impacted properties outlining what to expect for this stage of the project
During the valve replacement works, properties in Brisbane and Ipswich may temporarily experience:
- reduced or low water pressure,
- a change in the taste and odour of their water,
- potentially some discolouration of the water.
The water is safe to drink.
No loss of water should occur.
If you do experience a complete loss of water, please report this to our Faults and Emergencies line on 13 23 64.
Building Managers: we recommend contacting the relevant fire and equipment service provider for advice about preparing your building systems before the potential pressure reduction.
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