Vacant lots are going for auction at Bayside Brunswick Heads.
Vacant lots are going for auction at Bayside Brunswick Heads.

Water to be switched off for upgrade work

AN OVERNIGHT water outage is scheduled for Brunswick Heads on Thursday November 28 from 10pm to 6am on Friday November 29, to allow a planned upgrade of the water network. During this time water will not be available.

Major works will be occurring on the trunk water main from the Brunswick Heads Water Reservoir on The Saddle Road towards town. A flow meter will be installed to assist with monitoring usage and improve leak detection.

While the water outage is in place, the council will also be upgrading two fire hydrants and installing an isolation valve on all five hydrants along the trunk main.

"The planned works will improve resources for emergency services and allow future repairs to be completed on single hydrants without the need to interrupt the town water supply," the council's manager of utilities, Cameron Clark said.

The outage will affect all of the Brunswick Heads area, including Bayside, town and Ferry Reserve areas.

"Council aims to provide a continuous supply of water to the shire, however on occasion, short term interruptions are essential to conduct maintenance which will improve the overall management of the water network", Mr Clark said.

"We aim to conduct these operations after peak hours of water use to minimise any impact on residents, visitors and businesses," he said.

Any impact can be further reduced by storing bottles of water for drinking and buckets for flushing the toilet or other household use during the water outage.

Business owners who require a continuous water supply should consider storing tap water in appropriate containers prior to the outage.

In the event of an emergency the council will immediately reconnect the water under instruction from emergency services. No other action is required from residents or businesses during the outage. Normal water supply is expected to resume at 6am on Friday November 29.

The council will advise the Brunswick Heads community via letterbox drop, local media and roadside signage at the north and south entrance to town.