Leaky pipes at Mullum to be fixed
Leaking water pipes in Mullumbimby’s Burringbar Street are going to be replaced.
Byron Council’s water and sewerage operations manager Peter Rees said the water pipes in the town’s main street were past their expected lifespan and were leaking.
“The works will be carried out in order to restore the water services to the properties of Burringbar Street from Station Street to Dalley Street,” he said.
Mr Rees said the council would be calling for tenders and it was anticipated work would start in May.
He said the repair works would involve general construction works and include the excavation of the road pavement and portions of the footpath.
To reduce the impact on the community and retail businesses, site works would be undertaken during the night, he said.
“At the end of each shift, all trenches will be backfilled or covered to ensure pedestrians and cars are not affected,” he said.
“Minor parking restrictions will also be in place during this time.”
The work is anticipated to take up to eight weeks.