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Work to replace the entire bulk water pipeline between Lamb and Macleay islands is nearing completion, with drilling investigations now complete.

Seqwater prioritised the project following the discovery of a leaking pipeline under the mudflats of Macleay Island in May.

Seqwater Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Cassie, said a team mobilised to the site as soon as the leak was detected and began investigations and planning for repairs.

“Seqwater has been monitoring the situation around the clock to ensure the leak does not cause water disruption for the community,” Mr Cassie said.

“The water pressure within the pipeline remains strong, which means we are delivering on our promise to maintain supply to Macleay Island. All residents can continue their normal water use at this time.”

Works have been occurring seven days a week to create space for the new pipeline to be installed, about 25 metres under water.

“We need to drill a hole suitable for the new 400mm pipeline to be installed,” Mr Cassie said.

To complete the pipeline replacement, Seqwater needed to temporarily turn off water supply to Lamb and Macleay Islands in order to switch over to the new pipe.

This was planned to occur during the night and outside of peak time, at the end of the repair works.

SEQ Water has been keeping the island community informed as it finalised repairs for the temporary shutdown.

Seqwater and Redland City Council also worked closely to ensure they minimise any disruptions for the community.

• The pipeline ready for installation.



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