Broome residents living in suburbs north of the airport will experience a water outage for eight hours from 10pm on Wednesday, 9 November, as part of a Water Corporation project to upgrade the Cable Beach Pump Station. 

 

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager Rino Trolio said the work would take place at night to reduce the inconvenience to residents and holiday makers.

 

“Suburbs to be affected by the supply interruption are Roebuck Estate, Cable Beach North and Cable Beach Tourist Precinct, Sunset Rise, Sunset Park, Djaigween, Broome North Estate and Blue Haze,” Mr Trolio said.

 

“Locals and holiday makers will need to manage their own water needs during the supply interruption.”

 

Mr Trolio said once the water supply resumed at 6.00am on Thursday, 10 November, people may also experience temporary reduced pressure and discoloured water for a short period.

 

“Temporary discoloured water may occur when we undertake this type of work because natural sediment within pipes is stirred up and causes discolouration. This sediment is harmless and the water is safe for use,” he said.

 

The project involves upgrades to infrastructure at the Cable Beach Pump Station to  ensure Broome’s water supply scheme keeps pace with population growth over the next 15 to 20 years.

 

The upgrade to the pump station will accommodate for the town’s average population growth rate of about 2 per cent per year.

 

"I thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and understanding during this essential upgrade to Broome’s water supply," Mr Trolio said. 

 

Fact file:

  • Work on the $5.4 million Cable Beach Pump Station upgrade is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2017
  • Water Corporation recently completed a $1.6 million pipeline to connect the new Broome Road Industrial Park to the town’s water supply scheme

 


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