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SEQWater assures locals water will be safe to drink during pipeline upgrade

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A $1.5 million upgrade on two important bulk water pipes, which supply water from Mount Crosby Treatment Plant to Ipswich and Brisbane, is due to begin this weekend.
The work will involve taking a 4km section of the pipes offline temporarily to replace four valves which are reaching the end of their service life.
SEQWater will carry out the first stage of the work this weekend, where a trial will be carried out which will involve temporarily isolating the pipes to carry out network checks to help plan the works.
Some properties in Ipswich and Brisbane may experience changes to their water during the trial, including a slight change in taste or smell, and possibly reduced water pressure.
We’ll be working with Urban Utilities to supply water from other parts of the network to minimise impacts for residents and businesses.
Up to 60 per cent of the water supply for Brisbane and Ipswich passes through these valves every day, so this work is critical to the ongoing supply of safe drinking water for the region.
For more information and the list of suburbs that may see potential impacts visit www.seqwater.com.au/project/barnes-hill or www.urbanutilities.com.au/BarnesHill
If residents or businesses experience any issues with their water supply, they can contact Urban Utilities Faults and Emergencies on 13 23 64.