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Water restrictions after burst pipe

Emma Gough

BALLINA Shire Council is desperately attempting to fix a break in a water main at Meerschaum Vale this morning.

Garry Meredith, Water & Sewer Coordinator from Ballina Shire Council, told the ABC this morning:

"We've had a water main break at Meerschaum Vale, between Alstonville and Wardell, at a 150ml water line which at the moment has basically drained the water reservoir, which supplies the towns Wardell, Cabbage Tree Island and Meerschaum Vale"

Council was attempting to isolate the township of Meerschaum Vale in an attempt to keep nearby Wardell and Cabbage Tree Island in water while they fix the break and try to refill the drained water reservoir.

Ballina Shire Council's civil services group manager John Truman said that Council had been able to locate the break "fairly quickly" and repairs had commenced.

He said about "half a dozen properties" at Meerschaum Vale were completely without a water supply, while the township of Wardell would have a water supply, albeit low pressure while Council refills the reservoir.

Mr Meredith said residents of Meerschaum Vale have been told to keep water usage during the day to "essential purposes only."

Topics:  ballina shire council, water




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