Water Restriction Update – Woongarra System

08 Feb 2013

Further to the restriction advice provided this week. SunWater has consulted with local grower and industry representatives and have collectively determined that a roster system is required to be implemented to manage the limited remaining water in the scheme. This roster is not intended for general irrigation needs and irrigators should only irrigate crops that are in critical need of water during this time. This roster will remain in place during the repair period and SunWater along with local grower and industry groups are asking irrigators to cooperate with these restrictions for the benefit of all.

Woongarra Pumpstation has suffered major flood damage as a result of the recent flooding of the Burnett River. The damage includes major earthwork, slumping of pipes, electrical motors and loss of ancillary equipment and significant siltation. The result of this damage is the total loss of pumping capacity.

Repairs are under way with staff, contractors and repair companies doing everything possible to restore supply as soon as possible. We anticipate having a partial increase in supply by Monday 18 February and further increases following as repaired equipment is reinstated.

Temporary roster for the irrigation of those crops that are in critical need of water during this time.

The roster will be a 1 day in 3 rotation for each section.

Woongarra System roster and sections

Lower section 1 day in 3, starting on day 1, Saturday 9 February.

Includes pipelines and areas;

  • All pipeline offtakes on WMC between FE Walker St and Burnett Hds
  • W10 – Ashfield Rd
  • W11 – Ashfield/Kalkie/Rubyanna
  • W12 – Cattermull Av
  • W13 – Port Rd
  • W14 – Port rd/Bargara rd/Winemere
  • W15 – Port Rd/Rubyanna
  • W16 – Grange Rd
  • W17 – Spring Hill
  • W18 – Port Rd
  • W19 – Burnett Hds (Mittlehausers)
  • W20 – Burnett Hds

Upper Section 1 day in 3, starting on day 3, Monday 11 February.

Includes pipelines and areas;

  • All channel offtakes on WMC between the storage at Bonna Rd to end of channel at FE Walker St.
  • W01 – Bonna Rd
  • W02 – Cummins rd/Avoca/Millbank
  • W03 – Clayton/Thomasens Rd
  • W04 – Ring rd/Clayton’s rd
  • W05 – Goodwood rd/Thabeban/Langbeckers
  • W06 – Goodwood Rd/Thabeban
  • W07 – Lovers Walk
  • W08 – Chards Rd
  • W09 – FE Walker st
  • AL1 – Clayton
  • AL2 – Gordons Rd
  • AL3 – Gordons rd/North Coast railway
  • AME – Goodwood Rd/Alloway
  • All channel offtakes on AMC between Woodward Rd to end of channel at Wises Rd.

This roster and any updates to the roster will be placed on the SunWater website sunwater.com.au and will be published in local papers and announced on radio when possible.

If you have any questions with regard to this matter please do not hesitate to phone the Customer Support Team on 13 15 89 or your industry representative.

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