Town water starting to flow into Eidsvold
AFTER being without a town supply earlier in the week the temporary Level 5 water restrictions for Eidsvold residents has been eased to Level 3.
Storage in the Eidsvold township water reservoir is increasing steadily and it is anticipated that the temporary Level 3 water restriction will be lifted once the reservoir is re-instated by the end of the week. Residents will be advised when these water restrictions have been lifted.
Mayor Rachel Chambers urges all Eidsvold residents to please use this water responsibly.
“Affected residents are advised that flushing of taps may be necessary as discoloration of water may occur following this work,” she said.
“Please exercise air bleed of hot water system following current works.”
Eidsvold icon Dot Hamilton describes the water situation in the town as “shocking”.
Mrs Hamilton said there was no water for anything.
“Not even the toilets, which is the worst part,” she said.
“Luckily I have two rainwater tanks out the back giving me water over the kitchen sink.
“Plus it’s so hot and dry.” Mrs Hamilton said she was fortunate she got up early yesterday and did the washing as she had been away in Emerald.
“Around 11am I noticed we didn’t have any water,” she said.
This isn’t the first time the town has been without water.
She said one day last week the water went off at 3am and came on about 10.30am.
“What can we do about it?” she said.