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Water Mains cleaning by air scouring and flushing

Oct 24, 2018

Consumers on the water reticulation systems within Hilltops Council, are advised that, Council will start cleaning of the water mains by air scouring for Young and Boorowa and flushing for Harden Murrumburrah, Jugiong, Wombat, Prunevale and Galong to avoid discolouration in the water supply during the summer months.

The air scouring and flushing 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. Consumers are advised to avoid using their washing machines and dish washing machines during these hours when the works are in your area.

The schedule of works will be as follows:

–  Young 8:30am-6:00pm commencing 22nd October to 23rd November 2018
–  Boorowa 8:30am-3:30pm commencing 30th October to 6th November 2018
–  Harden Murrumburrah and villages 8:30am-3:30pm commencing 22nd October to 9th November 2018

Residents will receive a detailed works program for Young and Boorowa via postal service and Harden Murrumburrah and Villages will receive a hand delivery mail drop prior to works commencing. Residents can also check Council’s website for further details.

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 the works may cause.

For any inquiries, please contact Council on 63801200- Young    63802000- Boorowa     63860100- Harden