Burst pipe floods road


Picture: Paul Millsom

A BURST water pipe gouged a hole in the road “big enough to park a bus in” and caused flooding at McCrae, 5.30am, Monday 7 December. The water had still not been connected by 1.30pm.

South East Water acting general manager customer service delivery Charlie Littlefair said the pipe on the corner of Coburn Avenue and Point Nepean Road was repaired and the water back on later that day.

“Our crews finished up the rest of the works, including a temporary road reinstatement, by Wednesday morning,” he said.

“Unfortunately, these works were a little more complicated than usual, with a council stormwater pit and a Telstra pit impacted by the burst and heavy rain causing additional water to enter the hole after it had been filled.

“We worked with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to provide a temporary solution for the stormwater pit until these works could be completed. We’re sorry for any inconvenience to our customers and community in the area.”

South East Water customers who spot any leaks, bursts or faults can call the faults and emergencies team 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 13 28 12, Mr Littlefair said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 15 December 2020


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