Burst pipe hits local businesses
THE Water Corporation has apologises to East Victoria Park business owners for the inconvenience caused by a broken water pipe that flooded several businesses.
Regional manager Michael Andrews said the corporation had maintained contact with people affected and continued to provide advice and support.
“The issue occurred on a major distribution main that transports large volumes of water throughout Perth,” he said.
“Turning off the main to stop the flow of water was our first priority and this was a complex and difficult operation that involved multiple work crews.”
He said initial investigations determined that a section of pipe has broken in a valve chamber at the intersection of Milford and Swansea streets.
“We are conducting a thorough assessment of the pipe’s condition to determine what repair work is required,” he said.
The Jumplings food van warehouse was flooded and production had to stop for a week and half while they cleaned and disinfected.
Owner Roy Chin said one of his machines worth about $20,000 was waterlogged.
“It’s really inconvenient,” he said. “So many things had to be chucked out; it’s been a challenging couple of days.”
Save the Children took to online site Big Help Mob to get volunteers to help move thousands of damp books out of its warehouse.
About $60,000 worth of books for its annual South of the River Book Sale were destroyed.
Manager Sonia Holmes said it was such a mess and they could not salvage any books.
The scene of the broken water main.