Update: Dam Emergency Siren tests

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Update 4: 24 March 2021, 10:55am

Teemburra

The audible test of the Dam Emergency Siren at located on Lucas Paddock Road in Pinnacle is now complete.

Sunwater thanks the community for is patience while we conducted the test.  

Update 3: 23 March 2021, 11.33am

Kinchant

The audible test of the Dam Emergency Siren at located on the north-west corner of the North Eton Community Park on Kinchant Road is now complete.  

Sunwater thanks the community for is patience while we conducted the test.  

Update 2: 22 March 2021, 2:39pm

Callide Dam

The audible test of the Dam Emergency Siren located on Linkes Road in Biloela is now complete.

Sunwater thanks the community for is patience while we conducted the test.

Update 1: 22 March 2021, 10:45am

Callide Dam

The audible test of the Dam Emergency Siren located adjacent to the water storage tank on Earlsfield Street is now complete.

Sunwater thanks the community for is patience while we conducted the test.

Dam Emergency Siren tests

Sunwater will conduct audible or ‘live’ testing of its Dam Emergency Sirens for Callide, Kinchant and Teemburra dams in March 2021.

Each test will last up to three minutes. The siren will sound followed by a voice announcement ‘TEST, TEST, TEST’. 

Testing dates, times and locations are as follows:

Callide Dam

Monday 22 March 2021

  • Between 10:00 – 11:00am: the siren located adjacent to the water storage tank on Earlsfield Street will be tested.
  • Between 1:00 – 2:00pm: the siren located on Linkes Road in Biloela will be tested.

Kinchant Dam

Tuesday 23 March 2021

  • Between 10:00 – 11:00am: the siren located on the north-west corner of the North Eton Community Park on Kinchant Road will be tested.

Teemburra Dam

Wednesday 24 March 2021

  • Between 10:00 – 11:00am: the siren located at Lucas Paddock Road in Pinnacle will be tested.

Why are the tests being conducted?

Sunwater conducts regular silent testing and monitoring of the dam emergency siren systems. 

Audible or ‘live’ testing is the most effective way for Sunwater to ensure the sirens are working and can be operated properly in the event of an emergency that could lead to dam failure.   

Audible testing is an important method of reminding people the sirens are in place. The tests also create awareness of what the sirens sound like to help prepare communities for dam emergencies.   

What do I need to do?

No action is required by community members during the test however, Sunwater urges residents to secure their pets and check-in with neighbours to ensure they are aware that the tests are being conducted.

Sunwater team members will be onsite to confirm the efficacy of the tests.  

Will I hear the sirens?

Each siren may be heard within a 3 km radius (in all directions). Maps of the siren locations are available below. 

To learn more about Sunwater’s Dam Emergency Sirens visit the Emergency Management page.

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