The upgrade is set to vastly improve water pressure, storage capacity and increase firefighting capacities throughout the town.
Councillor David Schefe, Portfolio Chair for Utilities said while the water supply may be affected in the interim, the long term benefits will far out way the short term inconveniences.
“The water supply is completely safe to drink, however Injune residents may temporarily experience discolouration or a slight chlorine smell and taste while Council is carrying out the flushing and commissioning of new systems,” Cr Schefe said.
“The $1.225 million upgrade is a major augmentation to the water system with improved water pressure and storage. This will ensure that fires continue to be fought in an efficient and timely manner.”
If you’re experiencing discolouration of water, residents are advised to run their taps for 30 seconds until the water clears, however if the problem persists please call Council’s Water Team on 1300 007 662.
Council will advise when the flushing is complete as it is anticipated to take approximately a week.
Council apologises for any inconvenience.