Barwon Water service disruption in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale
Residents in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale will experience a temporary reduction in water pressure during work to re-align the water main supplying the towns.
To safely complete the work, the pipeline will be turned off for approximately 36 hours during the week beginning Monday 1 May 2017.
While an alternative water supply system will be in place, residents will receive water at approximately half the usual pressure, particularly between 7.00am and 7.00pm.
General Manager Infrastructure Services Paul Northey said roadworks associated with constructing an entrance from the Bellarine Highway to The Point development presented an opportunity to re-align the main, which was currently located under the busy road.
“While we are conscious of the impacts of the shutdown, it is important from a long-term supply security perspective that our infrastructure is appropriately located. This work allows the pipeline to be moved to an easement, which in future provides better access and reduces the risk of damage to the main from the road,” Mr Northey said.
He said Barwon Water would work closely with customers and the wider community to minimise inconvenience to residents and businesses during the May shutdown.
“We encourage anyone with specific concerns to contact us and we will work together to develop a solution,” he said.
Properties with fire services should check whether the drop in water pressure will impact on the compliance of their firefighting systems.
The alternative water supply system will be tested on Thursday 20 April 2017, between 9.30pm and 12.30am. Reduced water pressure will also be experienced by customers during testing.
Mr Northey said the project was highly weather dependent.
“Work will be rescheduled to a later date if significant wet weather is forecast or temperatures exceed 25 degrees,” Mr Northey said.
In the lead up to 1 May, Barwon Water’s website and social media platforms will be updated with timely information. SMS updates will be provided to customers who have registered a mobile phone number with Barwon Water.
For general project enquiries, or to provide a mobile phone number for SMS updates, please telephone 1300 656 007 or email email@example.com.