Water outage and pressure issues – Coochiemudlo Island, Victoria Point and Redland Bay


Update as at 9.57am, Thursday 20 October 2022 – Water outage and pressure issues are continuing on Coochiemudlo Island, Victoria Point and Redland Bay

Coochiemudlo Island and parts of Victoria Point and Redland Bay continue to experience water loss or water pressure issues due to the failure last night of a pressure-reducing valve on a water main on Giles Road, Redland Bay.

Council crews and contractors are on site continuing investigations and repairs. The current expectation is that it can be repaired today.

Council crews have installed a bypass around the faulty valve, however it does not allow the same high level of water flow as the larger main, resulting in reduced flow, particularly at peak periods of water use such as in the morning and evenings.

Some properties in higher areas, or that receive water that travels first to high areas, are generally more affected as the low water pressure in the system impacts the ability of water to travel uphill in the pipelines.

As the valve is repaired, air in the pipelines may lead to some discoloured water coming from your taps. If this is experienced, residents are encouraged to run their taps to flush their internal plumbing until the water is clear.

Council apologises for this inconvenience and is working to get it rectified as soon as possible.

Coochiemudlo Island and parts of Victoria Point and Redland Bay are experiencing water loss or water pressure issues due to failure of a pressure-reducing valve on a water main in Victoria Point.

Council crews are investigating, with current expectations that it can be repaired overnight or by early tomorrow morning.

As the valve is repaired air in the pipelines may lead to some discoloured water coming from your taps.

If this experienced, residents are encouraged to run their taps to flush their internal plumbing until the water is clear.

Council apologises for this inconvenience and is working to get it rectified as soon as possible.