UPDATE 6am, Sunday 12 May 2019

Repairs continue: Water supply to Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands remains turned off to replace a burst water main.

We hope to have water restored later this morning. We will advise as soon as this happens.

Seqwater and Redland City Council will conduct water quality testing and flushing before water supply is restored to island residents.

If during the shutdown, emergency bottled water supplies are needed:

  • Karragarra and Lamb Islands residents should contact Qld Fire and Emergency Services on 1800 017 029
  • Macleay Island residents should contact SES on 13 25 00  

UPDATED: 7PM Saturday 11 May 2019

Water supply to Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands has been temporarily stopped so that a burst water main can be safely repaired.

Some residents have experienced low water pressure since this morning however water supply was maintained during the day.

The water supply remains safe to drink.

Our plan is to complete the repairs overnight. We will provide an update if that cannot be achieved,

Seqwater and Redland City Council will conduct water quality testing and flushing before water supply is restored to island residents.

If during the shutdown emergency bottled water supplies are needed:

  • Karragarra and Lamb Islands residents should contact Qld Fire and Emergency Services on 1800 017 029 from 10pm-6am  
  • Macleay Island residents should contact SES from 10pm-6am on 13 25 00  

We will provide updates as information becomes available.

For more information call 1300 737 928 or visit Seqwater.com.au and Redland.qld.gov.au

We thank residents of the Karragarra, Lamb and Macleay Islands for their patience while these essential repairs are completed.

 

10am Saturday 11 May 2019

Some areas of Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb Islands are experiencing reduced water pressure due to a burst Seqwater trunk main in East Street at Karragarra Island.

Seqwater and Redland City Council crews are currently on Karagarra Island to investigate the cause of the burst water main. The first step is to drain the lake around the burst water main so crews can inspect the pipeline. This is expected to take most of the day.

Water pressure will need to be further reduced late in the afternoon to allow inspection of the pipe once lake has been lowered. For some areas, this may result in very low or no water pressure.

Seqwater will determine the repair work required once the pipe is assessed.

 

The aim is to undertake the repair work overnight tonight. This will require an overnight shutdown of water supply to Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Islands from 7pm tonight. Residents are advised to begin preparing for an overnight water shutdown by:

  • filling suitable containers with drinking water and storing them in the fridge
  • store water in the bathtub that can be used for toilet flushing
  • plan to shower or bath early this evening or later tomorrow morning.

We will provide more details and updates as information becomes available.