COUNCIL TO REPLACE AGING WATER METERS

COUNCIL TO REPLACE AGING WATER METERS

Gladstone Regional Council will commence a water meter replacement program in some areas of the region this month.  

Works to replace ageing infrastructure would be carried out from March 18th to mid-June in Benaraby, Boyne Island, Calliope, Clinton, Gladstone City, Glen Eden, Kin Kora, South Trees, Sun Valley, Tannum Sands, TelinaToolooa, West Gladstone, WoodersonWurdong Heights, Miriam Vale and Agnes Water.  

Mayor Matt Burnett told Gladstone News that properties in these areas have water meters of varying ages which record the individual water usage of the respective property. “The measurement accuracy of these assets often declines with age, leading to the need for Council to replace them at appropriate intervals to be able to capture accurate water usage data, he added.  

 Cr Burnett said the replacement program targeted properties with water meters which were more than 10 years old. “Residents in these areas could experience temporary water interruptions for a short period of time in the coming months,” he said. “A licensed contractor will carry out the water meter replacements for Council with some properties required to have their water supply interrupted to enable the replacement works to occur.”  

Contractors will display an identification badge to enable them to access private property to replace water meter infrastructure. “These works will be carried out at reasonable times during the day and residents should be aware that workers will only access property to carry out the water replacement program,” Cr Burnett said.