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Critical Water Shortage in Woodville Update

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Levels in the treated reservoir have increased overnight and slowly continue to increase. This is a positive sign and we are thankful to the community for their conservation efforts. We are also grateful to those that have reported leaks - these have been fixed and this is also contributing to the increase in the treated water levels. Despite the efforts above, we have not gained enough water to lift the total hosing ban and the restrictions that are in place for urban and extraordinary users. These will continue until further notice.

We do not see a resolution happening this week and expect that this will continue through the weekend and into next week. Our immediate goal is to ensure a continuous supply of water to Woodville. Given our expectations that this will continue into next week, we are organising a letterbox drop to reach those resident that do not have internet access or access to information that is available in the CBD.

We would like to assure residents that we are doing everything we can to resolve this issue. We will keep the community informed through our channels and through the media.

Things you can do to help

Conserve water: The biggest thing that residents can do to help is to conserve water as much as possible and abide by the total hosing ban while it is in effect.

Check for leaks: In addition to this, residents can help by checking all taps and tanks for leaks and reporting any leaking tobies or pipes to Council as soon as possible.

Please continue to be patient: We understand this is an inconvenience to many. We ask for your patience as we work to get this fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Keep in touch: If your household has no water at all, please contact us and let us know.

Spread the word: While we are doing our best to keep everyone notified, we understand there are residents that may not have access to internet or transport to visit the CBD where there are fact sheets available and we are asking for your assistance to spread the word about conserving water and the total hosing ban.

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