Planned temporary water shutdowns for Redlands Coast areas in May and June
Planned temporary water shutdowns for Redlands Coast areas in May and June Residents in parts of Mount Cotton and on three Southern Moreton Bay Islands will experience temporary overnight water supply interruptions over May and June as essential maintenance work is carried out to improve water security. From 28-30 May 2019, Seqwater crews will temporarily stop water supply to some properties so inspections can be carried out on a 50-year-old pipeline between Alexandra Hills Reservoir and Heinemann Road Reservoir at Mount Cotton. The inspections will enable Seqwater to prioritise pipe replacement. The first two sections were successfully completed in early May. Water supply will be turned off from 9pm with planned restoration at 5am the following morning. Residents on Karragarra Island, Lamb Island and Macleay Island will also experience temporary overnight water supply interruptions from Saturday 1 June to Sunday 2 June, while work is being carried out on pipelines to the island and other water infrastructure. The project follows pipeline bursts on Karragarra Island which resulted in unplanned water supply disruptions on those three islands. The upgrade work will reduce the risk of water supply disruptions in the future. To complete this essential work, Seqwater must temporarily turn off some pipelines. Residents on the three islands will have low or no water supply for up to 12 hours from 8pm on Saturday 1 June. Water supply is expected to be restored on Sunday morning 2 June.