Unitywater plans water network testing

UNITYWATER is testing its water network in Mapleton, Buderim and Eumundi to continue delivering safe and reliable water supply, reduce water losses and defer expensive network upgrades.

The planned maintenance will involve Unitywater crews inspecting the valves in the water network during the day and testing water pressure at night.

Unitywater will commence water pressure testing in Mapleton, Buderim and Eumundi on one or more of the days between Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 23.

It is scheduled to take place in the early hours of the morning between the hours of midnight and 5am.

Some residents can expect a temporary reduction in water pressure for 10 to 15 minutes during the pressure testing.

Acting Executive Manager Infrastructure Services Division at Unitywater, Michael O'Toole said proactively maintaining the water network by testing for leaks and confirming pressure levels across the network was important in reducing costs and protecting the environment.

"Testing and maintaining our water network helps minimise the water lost through undetectable leaks and helps to prevent burst water mains, which means fewer interruptions to our customers' water supply," Mr O'Toole said.

"Through this testing we are proactively looking at keeping bills as low as possible for our customers," he said.

Mr O'Toole said Unitywater did not anticipate any water quality issues as a result of the testing, however when working with any underground assets there can be unknown factors that may impact the work.

"If residents experience discoloured water following this work they should turn on the tap nearest to the ground level and let it run for up to five minutes until water runs clear," Mr O'Toole said.

This costs less than 25 cents and on average uses less than 125 litres of water.

Residents can capture this water in a bucket and then reuse it in the garden. If water remains discoloured please contact Unitywater on 1300 0 UNITY (1300 086 489).

Mr O'Toole assured residents that throughout this program Unitywater would continue to deliver a high quality, safe and reliable water supply to meet its customers' household and business needs.

If residents have any questions about this program, email ask.us@unitywater.com or call Unitywater on 1300 0 UNITY (1300 086 489).


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