Drain work un­der way

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

IT HAS been an ex­tra­or­di­nary two weeks with storm rain­fall that we have not seen for many years on top of a still soggy un­der-sur­face from the flood pe­riod we ex­pe­ri­enced in 2010/11.

Wa­ter was still seep­ing out of the hills and even the north east town en­trance­was ooz­ing wa­ter be­fore get­ting the first rains this sea­son.

Gar­den­ers were telling me that six inches (15cm) un­der the dry sur­face cap which only dis­played dead grass was still quite wet.

Un­der these con­di­tions, where we had over 10 inches of rain in two weeks, the wa­ter has not been able to soak away.

Coun­cil has re­cently cleaned some of the drains.

I ex­pect that this will be on­go­ing as the main­te­nance bud­get per­mits. Cr Faye Whe­lan


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