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Australind pipe cleaning completed
Australind pipe cleaning completed

The first stage of a cleaning program for Australind’s drinking water has been completed, but residents can expect some discolouration as the second stage begins.

Water Corporation South West regional manager Scott Moorhead said divers had removed mineral build-up from the six storage tanks that supplied Australind residents and the pipe cleaning phase had now begun.

Mr Moorhead said the only expected supply interruption would occur in the Kingston and Treendale areas at the start of the program.

This interruption would be for a few hours and the work would be done late at night or in the early hours of the morning to minimise disruption to customers.

Throughout the program customers could experience temporary discolouration and reduced water pressure while flushing took place in their immediate area.

‘‘More than 50km of pipe will be flushed with high pressure water to dislodge sediments,’’ he said.

‘‘This work will take several weeks to complete.

‘‘Pipe cleaning will be undertaken in zones and customers will be notified in advance of works happening in their area — we appreciate the patience of our customers.

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