Town wa­ter start­ing to flow into Eidsvold

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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