New water main under way
CONSTRUCTION of a new $1.8 million water main at Bray Park is under way, with a total of three-and-a-half kilometres of main due to be completed by the middle of this year.
The 300 millimetre diameter water main along North Arm Road at Bray Park will provide more consistent water pressures and accommodate future housing development, according to Tweed Shire Council.
Council water manager Anthony Burnham said overuse of the existing main was creating fluctuations in water pressure.
“Modelling of the water supply network has shown that supply pressure and flow is not consistently met by the current system,” he said.
“Supply to the properties will be fed directly from Glencoe Reservoir and will no longer experience the effects of loss of pressure.”
Traffic controls will be in place during construction with only minor disruptions expected.