Burst main leaves people high and dry

Narrandera Shire Council staff worked through Monday night to repair the damage to the Audley and Midgeon Street mains. Photo by Trent Light Photography.

A major water main burst on the corner of Audley and Midgeon Streets on Monday, causing some residents of Narrandera to be without water on Monday night.

Other residents had difficulty with reduced water pressure while Narrandera Shire Council staff worked through Monday night to repair the damage.

The East Street water main, at the Larmer Street intersection, also burst on Monday night while Council Water and Sewer staff were fixing the original break.

Council staff spent yesterday repairing the damage, which caused interruptions for properties along East Street.

General Manager George Cowan advised that there might be issues with water while Council fixed the problem.

“Please be aware that while water has been restored, there may be issues with water quality and discolouration while the system is being flushed and the water flow returns to regular usage.”

Clean-up operations in Audley Street began on Tuesday and will continue today (Wednesday January 17). Part of the road will be closed while the excavations are filled in.

It is not yet known what caused the water mains to burst, but Council will begin an investigation into the event after the sites have been repaired and cleared.

Narrandera Mayor Neville Kschenka and Mr Cowan will present more information in their monthly interview with Spirit FM tomorrow and a further update will appear in Friday’s edition of the Narrandera Argus.

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