Riverina Water County Council says Monday's burst main has been fixed but homes are still producing discoloured water

ACTION: Work being conducted at Forest Hill to comabt water discolouration. Picture: Supplied
ACTION: Work being conducted at Forest Hill to comabt water discolouration. Picture: Supplied

Riverina Water County Council is yet to release further information regarding the burst water main in Wagga CBD that affected hundreds of residents on Monday.

A 500 million litre water main burst near the Riverina Water facility in the early hours of Monday, March 12, resulting in water disruptions for suburbs including Kooringal, Mount Austin and Forest Hill.

Speaking with The Daily Advertiser on Tuesday morning, RWCC general manager Andrew Crakanthorpe said the issue had been resolved but was unable to provide details as to why the main burst.

“The main that burst on Monday was a feeder main to roughly four or five Wagga suburbs,” he said.

“We released a statement on Monday and we have since fixed the problem.

“We are also encouraging residents to flush out their taps to combat discolouration.”

Monday’s statement advised residents of the incident but did not provide information as to why the main burst.

Mr Crakanthorpe said only one complaint was made to RWCC on Tuesday, however, Forest Hill resident Tony Blayden said discoloured water was still pouring out of his taps.

“The water was still dirty in Forest Hill this morning and it’s still not 100 per cent,” he said.