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Gungahlin geyser

By johnboy - 4 December 2012 7

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Eckley and Swain Streets, Gungahlin following a burst water main.

Water has sprayed approximately 25 metres into air and has impacted on four units with water damage to the upper level and significant damage on the ground floor.

12 residents have been evacuated from the two level units.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are isolating utilities including power and gas and making the area safe whilst maintenance crews rectify the issue.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 9.26pm.

One fire pumper and a command vehicle on scene.

10:17 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

If you’ve got a picture of the mighty gusher send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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7 Responses to
Gungahlin geyser
Deckard 9:28 pm 04 Dec 12

Tony said :

How about ACTEW 24-hr Faults and Emergencies
13 11 93
??

I guess when there’s water pouring through your ceiling you might not have time to look the number up in the phone book.

Mr Evil 6:10 pm 04 Dec 12

Good quality pipework – must be only 20-25 years old and it’s giving up already? Still, so long as nobody’s human rights are affected, it’s all good then.

Tony 4:59 pm 04 Dec 12

How about ACTEW 24-hr Faults and Emergencies
13 11 93
??

mezza76 11:40 am 04 Dec 12

Tony said :

Really, a burst water main warrants a triple 0 call?
I saw the pics, sure it was pretty big, but hardly life threatening.

I found that calling anyone from Emergency Services after hours was pretty much impossible. When I lived in Kingston – we had a fire alarm that used to go off without alerting the fire brigade (false alarm) – and the only way to get them to turn it off at 11pm at night was by 000. Everything else went to voicemail.

Pitchka 11:36 am 04 Dec 12

Tony said :

Really, a burst water main warrants a triple 0 call?
I saw the pics, sure it was pretty big, but hardly life threatening.

If your unit was one of those which was sustaining water damage, who would you have called? Your mum (or my mum perhaps)…?

watto23 11:08 am 04 Dec 12

Yeah but the potential to cause a loss of life is there. I’m sure they wouldn’t have responded if they didn’t think they needed to.

It also says “ACT Fire & Rescue crews are isolating utilities including power and gas and making the area safe whilst maintenance crews rectify the issue.” which suggests the potential was there.

Tony 10:46 am 04 Dec 12

Really, a burst water main warrants a triple 0 call?
I saw the pics, sure it was pretty big, but hardly life threatening.

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