SA Water customers in Middleton, Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island should take practical steps to prepare for a temporary interruption to their water supply from 7:00 pm this evening until tomorrow morning, while a leak on the main pipe supplying the towns is repaired.
SA Water Senior Manager Customer Field Services Colin Bell said the repair was scheduled overnight to minimise the impact on customers in the area.
“To prepare for this temporary interruption, there are a number of practical things you can do,” said Colin.
“You might think about washing the dinner dishes early, popping a jug of water in the fridge for drinking overnight, and filling the kettle so it’s ready for any early risers in your house to enjoy their morning tea or coffee.
“It’s also a good idea to fill a bucket or two with water to flush the toilet or do any light cleaning, while dishwashers and washing machines can be left to run until Monday, after water supply is back to normal.”
SA Water staff will also be on hand to offer an alternate supply of drinking water available for collection outside the Goolwa Aquatic Club located on Barrage Road in Goolwa South, and the Middleton Tavern on Goolwa Road in Middleton, from around 4:00 pm this afternoon.
“As well as the temporary supplies of drinking water available for collection, we’ve arranged for water tankers to provide alternate supply for some local businesses facilities like nursing homes, to ensure normal operation of these critical services.”
A leak on the large water main, located under a footbridge along Goolwa Road in Middleton, was discovered on Friday morning and required immediate assessment and careful planning by SA Water’s expert crews and specialist engineers. Working together with Leed Engineering and Construction, local contractors in Middleton and SA Water crews from across the state, a considered approach to these complex repairs was then planned to minimise customer and community impacts.
Normal water supply is expected to be restored by around 8:00 am on Monday morning but this could be later depending on the complexity of repairs crews encounter overnight.
SA Water says any customers in need of urgent assistance during the temporary supply interruption should call 1300 SA WATER (1300 729 283).
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