Water and Sewer Group Planned Maintenance
From time to time, Council will need to undertake planned maintenance works to the water supply and sewer systems. Council always is mindful of the disruption that can be caused to customers and for planned works will always aim provide adequate notice.
Council would like to notify you of the following planned to the water supply and sewer systems. This page will be updated as required between 9am and 4pm weekdays. For further information regarding interruptions to water supply, please contact us on T 6578 7290
PLANNED INTERRUPTIONS TO WATER SUPPLY
Date and Time
Saturday 19 September from 9:00pm to Sunday 20 September 4:00am *
|Gowrie Reservoir supply area; including Darlington, parts of the Town Centre Presinct and Glenridding *||Installation of an isolation valve in preparation of the recommissioning of Gowrie Reservoir *|
* GOWRIE RESERVOIR RENEWAL PROJECT UPDATE
Council’s contractor is currently undertaking works to recommission the first of the refurbished Gowrie Reservoirs which has necessitated the isolation of a major water main into Singleton. This has unfortunately increased pressures within the downtown Singleton Area and has caused several water main breaks. Council crews are responding as quickly as possible to any main breaks but water may be off longer than would normally be expected given the number of concurrent main breaks.
The work to recommission Gowrie Reservoir should be completed on Wednesday 23 September and the system returned to normal operation. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience whilst we undertake this essential upgrade work.
PLANNED INTERRUPTIONS TO SEWER SYSTEM
Date and Time
|17 June – 12 July||Dangar Road|
Singleton Council has awarded a contract for the construction of sewer emergency bypass works at its 10 minor sewer pump stations.
The works will allow for a more efficient and less disruptive service to our customers during emergency situations.
Temporary fencing will be in place while the works are underway, and access restricted to the sites.
|17 June – 12 July||Ardesier Drive - Ardesier Reserve|
|17 June – 12 July||Brucedale Avenue - Harry George Reserve:|
|1 July – 26 July||Kennedy Street|
|1 July – 26 July||Crown Street|
|1 July – 26 July||Maison Deiu - Enterprise Crescent Reserve|
|22 July – 16 August||Wilkinson Boulevard - Col Fisher Park|
|22 July – 16 August||Acacia Circuit in Earibee Reserve|
|22 July – 16 August||Queen Street - on Cowley Street|
|22 July – 16 August||Boonal Street|
Our commitment in the event of planned maintenance works is outlined in the table below.
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS
CRITICAL WATER SUPPLY CUSTOMERS
In the event of planned and unplanned supply interruptions, Council will prioritise notifications and action to restore supply Council for all Critical Water Supply Customers.
WATER MAIN MINOR UPGRADES
Council, through its Asset Management process, has identified a large number of undersized water mains (<100mm diameter) requiring replacement. The mains to be replaced are generally a source of issue with regards to pressure and water quality. The whole program includes 17.8km of small diameter pipeline to 100mm diameter.
METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Council has a meter replacement program, replacing aged meters at Council expense ensuring greater meter accuracy. As meters age the dials tend to wear and record less consumption than actually occurs. Disruption to customers is minimised and for high consumption properties contact is always made before a water meter is replaced.
SEWER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Covers 30 year average
SEWER RELINING PROGRAM
ACCESS AND ENTRY TO PRIVATE PROPERTY
If in the event, it is necessary to enter your property to access water supply (water meter reading notwithstanding) or sewerage infrastructure (for example: pressure sewer units, manholes, mains or inspection openings), Council will:
- Make every effort to contact the occupier/owner of the property prior to entering upon the land to undertake urgent repairs;
- Ensure that all Council staff and/or authorised contractors as applicable, produce their identifications upon arrival;
- Advise the occupier/owner of the property as to the nature of the work being undertaken, the staff and equipment necessary involved and the timeframe to complete the work;
- Undertake the work as carefully as possible with all effort made to minimise the impact upon the property and disruption to the occupier;
- Leave a ‘calling card’ after completion of the work if the occupier/owner of the property is not present;
- Discuss any reinstatement works with the occupier / owner prior to commencement and
- Make every effort to reinstate the property to its prior state as quickly as possible after completion of the work.
In all circumstances Council will:
- Undertake works in a safe manner in line with best practice;
- Present ourselves in a neat and tidy manner; and
- Conduct ourselves professionally and courteously at all times and refrain from any offensive behaviour or coarse language.
REINSTATEMENT OF SURFACES
In most cases, water and sewer mains are located beneath the street, footpath or inside the rear/side boundary of a property. Sometimes it is necessary that landscaping and/or concrete driveways will need to disturbed in order to repair or replace water mains and other infrastructure.
Council will take reasonable care in undertaking these works and where driveways are involved, will seek and alternative to cutting the driveway wherever possible. Should an alternative solution not be viable, cutting may be unavoidable. Council will restore the driveway and this includes concrete, exposed aggregate, decorative, pavers or stamped concrete.
For works undertaken upon grassed verges or nature strips the replacement of turf may be by way of grass seed and topsoil to promote growth.