SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly.
SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly. Marian Faa

Warwick residents spared from cut in water supply

UPDATE 9.45am: The risk of Warwick residents being cut off from water has been averted after a pump failure was causing water levels to fall at the Rosenthal water reservoir.

The Southern Downs Regional Council advises mitigation measures put in place earlier this morning have arrested the fall in the Rosenthal and Everest reservoirs.

Repairs to the pump are progressing and the system is expected to be fully back online by early afternoon

Residents are being asked to manage their water consumption carefully until later this afternoon.

Southern Downs Regional Council CEO David Keenan acknowledged the contribution made by workers in addressing the issue.

"I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the acting Director of Engineering Services and staff who worked on the incident overnight and early this morning," he said.

The council apologised for any inconvenience caused by the pump failure.

INITIAL 7am: Residents are being warned they may lose water supply or experience reduced water pressure this morning as a pump failure is causing the Rosenthal reservoir water level to fall to low levels.

The Southern Downs Regional Council advise that a pump failure has occurred at the pump station that supplies the reservoirs servicing the Rosenthal Heights area, south-west of Warwick.

 

SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly.
SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly. Marian Faa

Council staff have been working overnight to rectify the problem.

Water supply to the Rosenthal Heights area may effected this morning with some properties losing supply or experiencing reduced pressure until the problem can be rectified.

 

SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly.
SDRC staff are working hard to fix a pump failure at the Rosenthal Heights pump station in southwest Warwick but residents have been asked to use water sparingly. Marian Faa

Residents are requested to reduce water usage to a minimum until the problem is fixed.

Residents in the south-west area of Warwick, south of the rail line and west of Tooth St, are likely to be affected.   



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