Seqwater has already installed the new pipeline in a temporary configuration to prevent any unplanned outages while awaiting the delivery of final components to complete the project.
Work will include removing the temporary end-connections of the new pipe and then welding-in the permanent new end sections. In order to complete this work, water supply will need to be temporarily turned off.
Seqwater Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Cassie, said to prevent further water supply disruptions caused by another fault in the pipe, the decision was made to replace the entire 400 metre section of the 25-year-old pipe.
“This replacement is the final stage of work to fully repair the pipeline between Lamb and Macleay Islands and Seqwater is grateful for the support and patience of residents”, Mr Cassie said.
“Residents on both Lamb and Macleay Islands are encouraged to prepare for the planned shutdown by filling containers with drinking water to have available through the night.
“There will also be some noise impacts for the nearby residents of the work sites on both islands, and we apologise and thank the community for their patience,” he said.
Seqwater has invested $3.7 million since 2019 towards pipeline improvements and replacements, improving water security in the Bay Islands.
Seqwater would like to thank local resident, Chris Zahn, who alerted Redland City Council and Seqwater of the original leak.