2 May 2019

Burst water main causes flooding and discoloured water in Higgins

| Lachlan Roberts
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Flooding in the Higgins area has subsided and work continues to repair the burst water main. Photo: Supplied by Icon Water.

A burst water main has caused flooding in the streets of Higgins as well as water discolouration and reduced water pressure across Belconnen suburbs on Thursday afternoon (2 May).

The large water main burst on the corner of Kingsford Smith Drive and Castieau Street around midday, flooding several nearby streets with muddy water.

An Icon Water spokesperson said flooding in the Higgins area has subsided and they are repairing the burst water main.

Tap water across Belconnen suburbs may be affected over the next 24 hours, with water discolouration and reduced pressure to be expected.

“We are working to flush the sediment that has been stirred up by the burst water main. This is expected to reduce the duration of discolouration,” Icon Water said.

St Francis Xavier College decided to send their students home as a result of the burst main.

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