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Water Mains cleaning by air scouring

Oct 10, 2019

Residents of Young within the Hilltops Council water reticulation system are advised that Council will commence cleaning of the water mains by air scouring to minimise discolouration of water supply during the summer months.

The air scouring 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 8:30am and should end no later than 6pm 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 listed below:

Monday 21 October – Friday 25 October 2019
North of terminal storage to Demondrille St including Backcreek Rd, Thornell Rd, Byrne Ave, Normans Rd, Petticoat Ln, Willawong St, Windemere St, Newtons Rd, Kingsvale Rd, Pitstone Rd, Brocade Pl, Chantilly Pl, Mathew Cres, Scott Pl, Binalong St, Hayden Pl, Mayoh Pl, Garland Pl, Cowper St, Earl St, Tierney St and Wombat Rd.

Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 2019
North of Demondrille St to Lovell St, West of Willawong St and East of Templemore  St including Murringo St, Berthong St, Yass St, Campbell St, Bruce St, Caple St, Thornhill St, Toompang St, White St, Barwang St, Hardy Ave, Keevil Dr, Spring St, Miro St, Currawong St, Dundas St, Boorowa St, Lovell St, Cloete St, Marina St, Lachlan St, Calabash St

Monday 4 November – Friday 8 November 2019
North of Lovell St and up to William St, East and West of Lynch St including Nasmyth St, Edward St, Stoneridge St, Main St, Clarke St, Zouch St, Mclerie St, Russell St, Florence St, Whiteman Ave, Victoria St, Briggs St and Western Ave, Temora Rd, Old Temora Rd,  Chillingworks Rd, Wickham Ln and Browns Ln.

Monday 11 November – Friday 15 November 2019
North of William St, East of Jasprizza Ave and West of Hill St including Fontenoy St, Nuthall cres, Renmark Ave, Jim Anderson Ave, Cram Ave, Crichton Cres, Blackett Ave, Musgrave St, Samuel Ct, Martin Cl, Elizabeth St, Brock St, Prospect St, Orchard St, Hargreaves Cres, Bendick St, Monteagle St, Taylor Rd, Dwyer Dr and Karabah Ave.

Monday 18 November – Friday 22 November 2019
Pumping lines on Cowra Rd, Grenfell Rd, Hills St, Showground area, Boorowa Rd, Chums Ln, Hintons Rd and Red Hill Rd.

Air Scouring Program Map here 

Following air scouring, consumers should check their water supply and flush their own pipes by running a backyard 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.

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