Water mains cleaning by water flushing

Harden residents on the water reticulation system within Hilltops Council are advised that Council will start cleaning of the water mains by water flushing to avoid discolouration in the water supply during the summer months.
The cleaning process may cause some temporary discoloration, loss of pressure or supply interruption. This may also affect adjacent areas. The activity will be clearly signed by temporary road signs in the streets during the cleaning process. The works will start each morning at approximately 9.00am and should end no later than 5:00pm each day. Consumers are advised to avoid using their washing machines and dish washing machines during these hours when the works are in your area.

The mains cleaning schedule is shown below:

Tuesday 15 October 2019 – Friday 18 October 2019
Bundarbo St, Redbank St, Redbank Lane, Cunningham St, Jugiong St, Kelly St, Bobbara St, Kelly St, Acacia Ave, Killick Ave, Whitton Lane, Short St, Whitton St, Scott St, East St and Gibson Ave

Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 25 October 2019
Swift St, Derby St, Lucan St, Stair St, Albury St, Binalong St, Binalong Lane, North St, Clarke St, Clarke Lane, Stair St, East St, Aruluen Rd, Smith St, Ward St, Prosser St, Derby St, Neill St, Iris St, Allsop St, Woolrych St, Vernon St and Lyon St, West St

Monday 28 October 2019
Queen St, Iris St, Clarke St and Ward St

Residents will receive a letter stating the date the main will be flushed.

Following the cleaning, consumers should check their water supply and flush their own pipes by running a back-yard tap, until the water returns to normal. There may be some trapped air in the house water pipes. The air may cause some splutters and spits as it comes out of the taps. If this happens, run your tap until all the trapped air leaves the pipe. Clearing the pipes of trapped air and dirty water should only take a couple of minutes. To prevent air entering the household water system it is recommended that taps are not opened during the scouring period.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause.

For any inquiries, please contact Council on 1300 445 586.