Residents across Milton-Ulladulla have reported experiencing a bout of low pressure water over the last week with Shoalhaven Water confirming water main breaks across the region and high temperatures are responsible.
Existing breaks in the mains at Burrill Lake and Mollymook, coupled with the heat wave earlier in the week put an precedent strain on the system.
“Due to the high temperatures people and water caters were drawing more water and we did have people who experienced low water pressure,” a Shoalhaven City Council spokesperson said.
“We had some instances where water caters were taken to the properties of people who experienced extremely low pressure.”
Shoalhaven Water said both mains have been repaired and residents can expect the water pressure to return to normal.
“As part of contract work, a contractor accidentally broke a major water main which needed to be shut down for repair,” Shoalhaven Water director Carmel Krogh said.
“This caused low water pressure for a short time.”
The mains, which were broken earlier in the year, were scheduled for repairs on Monday but works were delayed until Tuesday afternoon due to the high temperatures.
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