Geneva residents will have low water pressure until Geneva Reservoir has been re-filled following a burst main overnight.
Geneva residents will have low water pressure until Geneva Reservoir has been re-filled following a burst main overnight. Scukrov

Pipe to be replaced after loss of 500,000 litres of water

UPDATE 10.16am: KYOGLE Council will start work on the replacement of a water main in James Street, Geneva.

Earlier today Kyogle Council posted an update to its Facebook page, saying there will be Intermittent water shut-downs.

"Council workers will notify affected households prior to each water shut-down," the Facebook post said.

Residents can expect work to begin on the Northern side of James Street, between Saville Street and Lake View Drive from 6.30am to 4pm on Wednesday, August 28.

During this time, council warns there might be signs of:

• Discoloured water
• Increased heavy vehicle movements in James Street and surrounding streets
• Excavation of nature strip including some driveways - Council will liaise with residents prior to excavation
• Restriction of traffic movements in James Street

If you require further information regarding this matter, contact Council's Manager Urban Services, Shane Noon on (02) 6632 0221.

 

 

Original story: ABOUT 500,000 litres of town water has been lost after the water main at the Geneva Reservoir burst overnight, draining it completely.

While Kyogle Council has fixed the broken pipes, General manager Graham Kennett said they were still working to fill the reservoir from council's off-stream water storage reserves.

"There will be low water pressure for Geneva residents until into the evening while the reservoir is being filled," Mr Kennett said.

"We apologise for the inconvenience and asked residents to be patient while council fills the reservoir .

"Residents please be a little bit patient with your water usage until such time when that reservoir fills back up, which should be hopefully sometime this evening, then the pressure should be back to normal again."

Earlier today Kyogle Council posted an update to its Facebook page, saying "Water has been restored to Geneva but water pressure will remain low for some time today and water may be discoloured."

"Residents can give the staff at the office a call before close of business if they are having any particular problems."



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