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Water/Sewer Interruptions

Shirewide

Wastewater Interruption  |  Notification

When

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 to Saturday, 31 August 2019

Where

Shirewide

Reason

Council may require sewer manhole access on your property

Details

Sewer manhole inspections are currently being carried out across the Tweed, some of which fall on private property. Wherever possible, Council officers will seek your permission before entering your property. If you are not present at the time of inspection the officers will leave a letter informing you that an inspection was completed. The officers will carry Council identification.

These inspections are an important part of Council’s ongoing maintenance of the sewerage system to protect public health and the environment. Council assesses the condition of sewer manholes to ensure they are accessible and to identify if further maintenance is required.

Residents are responsible for ensuring that access is available to manholes on their property. If you have a manhole on your property, please don’t bury it or put any large object over it. If a manhole on your property is not accessible, Council may ask you to make it accessible or do work on your behalf. In some instances, excavation may be required. For example, if a garden bed has been built over the manhole, Council may ask the property owner to restore access.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council has the right to enter private property to access sewer infrastructure.
Updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:14 AM