A burst water main on Wyndham St was one of several pipe failures in the local area yesterday.SOPHIE MALCOLM January 25, 2013 4:10am
A burst water main on Wyndham St was one of several pipe failures in the local area yesterday.
Goulburn Valley Water technical services acting general manager Les Goudie said recent hot and dry weather conditions were responsible for the spate of bursts.
Mr Goudie said reports of the Wyndham St incident were first received just after noon. He said it was difficult to determine how much water had been lost as a result, but said crews expected to return water supply to normal last night.
Mr Goudie said a temporary water supply from another source was used to provide water to nearby businesses while repairs were undertaken.
‘‘Our focus is getting the main repaired and trying to get water back on to our customers,’’ he said.
Mr Goudie said it was not uncommon for mains to burst after a long dry spell.
‘‘It’s something that happens with the protracted dry period, the ground dries and shrinks and that puts our mains under stress and those that have little weak spots will fail,’’ he said.
‘‘They tend to come in surges with very hot days, with people using more water our system pumps are operating more often and that can certainly stress the system .’’
‘‘We appreciate people reporting any leaks from our systems and they can do that through our free emergency number.’’
Yesterday’s burst follows a similar incident near Numurkah Rd and Graham St on Sunday, which caused a 10
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