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Residents in Goondiwindi will soon benefit from more consistent water pressure and flow rates thanks to upgrades at the Riddle Street booster station.
Goondiwindi Regional Council has replaced the Riddle Street booster pump with a new dual pump system. As part of the installation process, the new pumps must be calibrated and this is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 30 November until Friday 3 December.
Residents on the western side of town (see map A) may experience pressure fluctuations during that time, but there should be no interruptions to water supply.
Cr Rick Kearney holds Council’s portfolio for water and sewerage and said the project is part of ongoing work to improve water pressure and flow rates to properties across Goondiwindi.
“The new dual pump system at the Riddle Street booster station will mean improved service for properties on the western end of town,” Cr Kearney said. “While residents are unlikely to notice any difference in their usual water pressure in the long term, this project is about ensuring Council can provide a consistent supply to properties in varying periods of demand.”
Council allocated $520,000 towards the Riddle Street booster pump project from the state government’s COVID Works for Queensland program. Council engaged local contractors during the completion of the project.
Cr Kearney said the work will complement the recent upgrades to the George Street water filtration plant, which have increased water pressure to properties in the central area of Goondiwindi from about 250 kPa to now about 400 kPa.
The pressure to those properties (see map B) is scheduled to be further increased from Monday, 22 November, and affected residents should monitor their properties for water leaks in the following days and weeks.
“After some initial testing of the upgrades at the George Street plant, we’re now hoping to further increase the water pressure to just under 500 kPa and bring those works fully online,” he said.
“This will ensure we meet the requirements of the Water Supply Code of Australia, and it’s also an important upgrade to meet the compliance standards for our local fire services throughout Goondiwindi.”