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Gippsland Water continues to restore normal service to Morwell area

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Gippsland Water continues to restore normal service to Morwell area

Gippsland Water crews worked through Saturday night to repair a main break in Morwell.

The main break on Vincent Rd near the corner of Donald St occurred around 2:30pm on Saturday.

While local crews worked through Saturday night to repair the main break,

some customers in an area along Vincent Street bordered by Savage Road to the north and Princes Drive to the south, might notice a slight discolouration of water today.

“Main breaks are a normal occurrence through our system”, said General Manager of Customer Service and Communications at Gippsland Water Paul Clark.

“This event is taking longer to return all our system to normal, with crews working through Sunday and again today to get everything back to normal,” added Mr Clark.

Some of Gippsland Water’s Morwell customers will notice their water has an appearance of very weak tea.

“We are testing the water as part of our normal procedures. At this stage there is nothing to suggest the water is not safe to drink. If that situation changes we will actively inform the community through media and other channels”, concluded Mr Clark.

Gippsland Water crews are continuing to flush the system along Vincent Street by opening fire hydrants.

Gippsland Water aims to have services restored to normal as soon as possible and thanks its customers for their patience.

If customers notice discoloured water at any time, they should phone Gippsland Water on 1800 050 500 to talk to a customer service team member.


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