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KARRA PIPE – AGAIN
By Lucy Stone
Notorious Moreton Bay water pipeline to be replaced
A stretch of water pipeline, notorious for bursting on a southern Moreton Bay island, will be replaced to improve water security.
The 80-metre section of pipeline on Karragarra Island will be replaced by Seqwater contractors starting next week.
Acting Seqwater chief executive officer Lee Bruce said the pipeline replacement was brought forward following the most recent burst in September last year.
“Seqwater has worked to assess the impacted pipeline and determine the best options to further improve water supply resilience for the southern Moreton Bay islands,” Ms Bruce said.
“Even though the recent burst was identified to have occurred in a different section of the original pipeline, they were close enough to justify replacing the whole section.”
The pipeline replacement work will need overnight water supply disruption in March for Karragarra, Lamb and Macleay islands.
“Seqwater is mindful to keep disruptions to nearby residents and businesses to a minimum and we thank Redland City Council along with the local community for their support and cooperation during this work,” Ms Bruce said.
Infrastructure on the island communities has been a topic of contention for residents, with a reported surge in people purchasing cheap blocks of land on the islands in recent months.
Karragarra pipe burst waterspout. Video from Macleay resident via bayislandnews.com.au
By Lucy Stone
Lucy is the urban affairs reporter for the Brisbane Times, with a special interest in Brisbane City Council.