Mullumbimby water works
Work on upgrading water services in Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby, will start at the end of the month.
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 had shown signs of leakage due to corrosion.
Mr Rees said the works would be carried out to restore water services to the properties of Burringbar Street from Station Street to Dalley Street.
He said the council had awarded the work to local contractor Morgans, who were set to start works on July 31.
The works would involve general construction works and included the excavation of the road and portions of the footpath, he said.
Mr Rees said works would be done at night to reduce the impact on the community and retail businesses.
“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.”
Mr Rees said a noise and traffic management plan would be in place while the work was being done.
He said the work was anticipated to take up to eight weeks.
There would be some interruptions to water services, and affected residents and businesses would be notified.