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Disruption to water supply in Suffolk Park and surrounding areas on Wednesday led to sediment in the water with some residents saying it smelt following water maintenance work.

Council’s infrastructure services director, Phil Holloway said Council had received two phone calls from residents regarding the water colour at Suffolk Park.

He said it’s not uncommon for there to be water discolouration in the water supply following maintenance works.

‘Sediment in the water pipes can be stirred up and this is reason for the discolouration. Running the shower or tap for a couple of minutes should flush out the water system and resolve the problem.  The discoloured water is not cause for alarm.

‘However, we have sent staff to check the nearby pipes to the Suffolk Park homes,’ he said.

Mr Holloway apologised for the inconvenience this morning’s water disruption has caused and said he was reviewing what happened.

‘Problems have occurred from the overnight maintenance and this caused air to get trapped in the water pipe and flow to the Coopers Shoot reservoir to be depleted.

‘We should have foreseen this as a possibility and forewarned residents,’ he acknowledged.


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