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Palm Tree Creek15/10/2017

14/10/2017

UPDATE 15/10/2017
No current supply issues.

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14/10/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline irrigation scheme.  A power outage has led to an electrical fault in SunWater's Saddle Dam 2 Guard Valve, causing the valve to close unexpectedly.

SunWater and PVWater are working to reinstate supply by Sunday evening.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek02/09/2017

01/09/2017

UPDATE 02/09/2017
No current supply issues.

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01/09/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline irrigation scheme.  A power outage has led to an electrical fault in SunWater's Saddle Dam 2 Guard Valve, causing the valve to close unexpectedly.

SunWater and PVWater are working to reinstate supply by Saturday evening.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek06/07/2017

03/07/2017

02/07/2017

UPDATE 06/07/2017
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 03/07/2017
Parts have been ordered for fabrication of a fitting to enable repair.  We anticipate return of service by the evening of Thursday 06 July, all going well.

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02/07/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4, PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 in the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline scheme, pending repairs to a leak discovered adjacent to the Mackay-Eungella Road overnight.  PVWater will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek02/06/2017

09/05/2017

UPDATE 02/06/2017
No current supply issues.

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09/05/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 (BELOW MIDLINE PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 1 (below the mid-line pressure reducing valve), in the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline scheme, pending repairs to a leak discovered adjacent to the Lucas Paddock Road on Tuesday 09/05/2017.  PVWater will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek06/03/2017

25/01/2017

UPDATE 06/03/2017
No current supply issues.

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25/01/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD) PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 1 in the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline scheme, pending repairs to a leak discovered adjacent to the Lucas Paddock Road on Wednesday 25/01/2017.  PVWater will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek28/02/2017

31/01/2017

24/01/2017

UPDATE 28/02/2017
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 31/01/2017
PVWater now have the required "T" section to repair leak.  Unfortunately, due to the current weather event and the location of leak, repairs will be delayed until weather conditions allow.

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24/01/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 in the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline scheme pending repairs to a leak discovered on Wednesday 25/01/2017.  PVWater will be working to retore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek23/01/2017

12/01/2017

UPDATE 23/01/2017
No current supply issues.

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12/01/2017 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE.
04:30pm Thursday 12/01/2017 until further notice.

Please be advised that supply has been interrupted to the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline until further notice.  This shutdown is to enable SunWater personnel to conduct an inspection at Saddle Dam 2.

This inspection is not the inspection foreshadowed in October 2016, however PVWater has been encouraging SunWater to take advantage of the current weather conditions in this regard.

We apologise for the short notice and thank you for your support.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek09/12/2016

08/12/2016

02/12/2016

23/11/2016

18/11/2016

UPDATE 09/12/2016
Pipeline returned to service from 5:00pm this evening.

No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 08/12/2016
The fabricated bend has been welded into the line, and the pipeline has passed static pressure testing.  A concrete thrust block will be poured tomorrow morning to support the bend, and the pipeline will be flushed for return to service by Friday evening, all going well.

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UPDATE 02/12/2016
Please note that the fabricated bend for repair of Lateral 4 Palm Tree Creek scheme is now expected to arrive in Mackay Monday or Tuesday of next week. We estimate two days thereafter for installation and reinstatement of supply.

Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

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UPDATE 23/11/2016
Please note that due to the need for fabrication of a non-standard fitting, reinstatement of supply to Lateral 4 will be delayed.  Supply of the fitting is anticipated mid next week, and preparatory works will be undertaken in the interim to expedite reinstatement of supply.

Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

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18/11/2016 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4, PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 in the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline scheme, pending repairs to a leak discovered Friday 18/11/2016. PVWater will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support.  Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek21/10/2016

21/10/2016

12/10/2016

UPDATE 21/10/2016
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 21/10/2016
Notice of Cancellation of Interruption to Supply.
Following negotiation between PVWater and SunWater regarding the timing and duration of the interruption to supply proposed for the Palm Tree Creek pipeline from 31/10/2016, the scheduled shutdown has been cancelled until further notice. SunWater has indicated an intention to reschedule at a time less disruptive to irrigation requirements.

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12/10/2016 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY - PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
06:00 Monday 31th October to 05:00pm Friday 11th November, 2016

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the above 2-week period, to enable SunWater to conduct an internal inspection of the Palm Tree Creek pipeline.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our operations staff if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek28/06/2016

27/06/2016

22/06/2016

UPDATE 28/06/2016
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 27/06/2016
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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22/06/2016 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY - PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
06:00 Monday 27th June to 05:00pm Thursday 30th June, 2016

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the above 4-Day period, to enable SunWater to conduct further system maintenance in relation to the SCADA upgrade conducted last month.

We apologise for the short notice. An effort has been made to take advantage of the recent rainfall event to minimise disruption. Please don't hesitate to contact our operations staff if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek15/05/2016

11/05/2016

03/05/2016

14/04/2016

UPDATE 15/05/2016
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 11/05/2016
Please be advised that SunWater has extended the current supply interruption for the Palm Tree Creek - pipeline until 05:00pm Sunday 15 May.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

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UPDATE 03/05/2016
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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14/04/2016 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY - PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
06:00am Tuesday 3rd May to 05:00pm Wednesday 11th May, 2016

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the above 8-Day period, to enable SunWater to conduct system maintenance (installation and testing of replacement telemetry system for Teemburra Dam and associated works).

The works will require a system closure of 8 days from commencement of works. While the current proposed commencement of works is 03 May 2016, in the instance of a significant rain event prior to this date, works will commence immediately.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek19/02/2016

25/01/2016

UPDATE 19/02/2016
No current supply issues.

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25/01/2016 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 3, PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 3 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered Monday 25 January. We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek11/09/2015

11/09/2015

UPDATE 11/09/2015
No current supply issues.

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11/09/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
10:00am Friday 11/09/2015 to 05:00pm Friday 11/09/2015

Please be advised that supply is currently unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline. This is due to an incident that occured during routine maintenance conducted by Sunwater. We will be working to re-instate supply as soon as possible.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Updated details will also be posted here.

Palm Tree Creek04/09/2015

31/09/2015

19/08/2015

UPDATE 04/09/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 31/09/2015
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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19/08/2015 - NOTICE OF INTERUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
06:00am Monday 31/08/2015 to 12:00pm Saturday 05/09/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the period indicated, to enable examination of Saddle Dam 2 and related works as part of the requisite 5-yearly dam safety inspection by SunWater. The interruption will affect all Palm Tree Creek irrigators.

The duration of the closure is as notified by SunWater. If supply is re-instated earlier, we will provide notification immediately.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek15/05/2015

08/05/2015

UPDATE 15/05/2015
No current supply issues.

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08/05/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered adjacent to the Mackay Eungella Road on Friday 30 March. We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek04/04/2015

30/03/2015

UPDATE 04/04/2015
No current supply issues.

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30/03/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered Monday 30 March. We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek20/03/2015

16/03/2015

05/03/2015

UPDATE 20/03/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 16/03/2015
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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05/03/2015 - NOTICE OF INTERUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
07:00am Monday 16/03/2015 to 05:00pm Saturday 21/03/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the period indicated, to enable SunWater to replace and commission their valve at the Tannalo Offtake.

SunWater's existing valve has been inoperable for some time and its replacement is important to Pioneer Valley Water's ability to respond in a timely manner to major breaks in the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline.  Initially proposed to occur over the Wet Season, this work has been delayed.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused now that irrigation has recommenced, and we will be encouraging SunWater to re-instate supply earlier than the date proposed if at all possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek03/03/2015

19/01/2015

12/01/2015

UPDATE 03/03/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 19/01/2015
Current weather conditions are inhibiting repair attempts at present. Operations staff are working to re-establish supply as soon as possible.

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12/01/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 3 (TANNALO-GALEA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 3 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered Sunday 11-01-2015. We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek18/12/2014

17/12/2014

09/12/2014

UPDATE 18/12/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 17/12/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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09/12/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERALS 3 AND 4 (TANNALO-GALEA AND MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROADS), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am to 05:00pm 17/12/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Laterals 3 and 4 of the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period to enable servicing of major pressure reducing valves by Pioneer Valley Water Operations staff.

These valves control pressure throughout the pipeline and require regular servicing which cannot be conducted without interruption to supply. Ordinarily our Operations staff await a break in demand to conduct servicing, but on this occasion demand has continued without interruption for an extended period, and servicing must now be undertaken.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek16/12/2014

15/12/2014

09/12/2014

UPDATE 16/12/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 15/12/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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09/12/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am to 05:00pm 15/12/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Lateral 1 of the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period to enable servicing of major pressure reducing valves by Pioneer Valley Water Operations staff.

These valves control pressure throughout the pipeline and require regular servicing which cannot be conducted without interruption to supply. Ordinarily our Operations staff await a break in demand to conduct servicing, but on this occasion demand has continued without interruption for an extended period, and servicing must now be undertaken.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek12/11/2014

05/11/2014

UPDATE 12/11/2014
No current supply issues.

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04/11/2014 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply is unavailable from Lateral 4 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered Tuesday 04 November. We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek19/06/2014

17/06/2014

12/06/2014

UPDATE 19/06/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 17/06/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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12/06/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am Tuesday 17th to 12:00noon Friday 20th June 2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the above period, to enable SunWater to inspect screens on their Saddle Dam 2 intake (Lake Teemburra).

These screens help keep the Palm Tree Creek irrigation scheme free of debris. For safety reasons, inspection of the screens requires that Saddle Dam 2 be closed while the inspection is undertaken, and supply will accordingly be unavailable for the duration. SunWater are attempting to take advantage of the current damp and blustery conditions to avoid interfering with irrigation demand.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact me for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek20/01/2014

16/01/2014

14/01/2014

UPDATE 20/01/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 16/01/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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14/01/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am 16/01/2014 to 05:00pm 21/01/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from all sections of the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period, to enable modifications to filling arrangements at the Lateral 3 Off-take.

We are seeking to take the opportunity presented by recent rainfall to complete these works, intending to re-instate supply before crops once again require irrigation. The modifications require depressurisation of key sections of the irrigation scheme, and to assist with timely re-instatement of supply, we ask that no water be taken over the period.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek13/01/2014

13/01/2014

07/01/2014

UPDATE 13/01/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 13/01/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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13/01/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 3 AND LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am to 05:00pm 13/01/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Laterals 3 and 4 of the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period to enable servicing of major pressure reducing valves by Pioneer Valley Water Operations staff.

These valves control pressure throughout the pipeline and require regular servicing which cannot be conducted without interruption to supply. Ordinarily our Operations staff await a break in demand to conduct servicing, but on this occasion demand has continued without interruption for an extended period, and servicing must now be undertaken.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek08/01/2014

08/01/2014

07/01/2014

UPDATE 08/01/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 08/01/2014
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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07/01/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am to 05:00pm 08/01/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Lateral 1 of the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period to enable servicing of major pressure reducing valves by Pioneer Valley Water Operations staff.

These valves control pressure throughout the pipeline and require regular servicing which cannot be conducted without interruption to supply. Ordinarily our Operations staff await a break in demand to conduct servicing, but on this occasion demand has continued without interruption for an extended period, and servicing must now be undertaken.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek05/11/2013

03/11/2013

UPDATE 05/11/2013
No current supply issues.

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03/11/2013 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Lateral 4 on the Palm Tree Creek Pipeline pending repairs to a leak discovered earlier today (Sunday 03 November). We will be working to restore supply a.s.a.p.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our office for an update, or if you have any queries.

No other supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek21/10/2013

21/10/2013

20/10/2013

UPDATE 21/10/2013
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 21/10/2013
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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20/10/2013 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am to 04:00pm 21/10/2013

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline for the indicated period to enable servicing of all major pressure reducing valves by Pioneer Valley Water Operations staff.

These valves control pressure throughout the pipeline and require regular servicing which cannot be conducted without interruption to supply. Ordinarily our Operations staff await a break in demand to conduct servicing, but on this occasion demand has continued without interruption for an extended period, and servicing must now be undertaken.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us for an update, or if you have any queries.

Palm Tree Creek29/08/2013

27/08/2013

UPDATE 29/08/2013
No current supply issues.

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27/08/2013 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 4 (MACKAY-EUNGELLA ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
A traffic incident on the night of Tuesday 27 August has resulted in a vehicle leaving the Mackay-Eungella road and destroying an air-valve off-take. The offtake will be excavated, investigated, and hopefully repaired on Thursday 29 August, and the Lateral 4 main re-pressurised and returned to service as soon as possible.

Palm Tree Creek28/05/2013

23/05/2013

21/05/2013

06/05/2013

03/04/2013

UPDATE 28/05/2013
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 23/05/2013
Interruption to supply as per Notice below.

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21/05/2013 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
07:00am 23/05/2013 to 09:00pm 24/05/2013

SunWater have advised that they need to replace the riser for a major air valve on their Palm Tree Creek Main (which extends from Lake Teemburra's Saddle Dam 2 to SunWater's Palm Tree Creek Outlet). This replacement requires that the Palm Tree Creek Main be at least partially drained, and supply will accordingly be interrupted to Pioneer Valley Water's Palm Tree Creek Pipeline for the period noted above.

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UPDATE 06/05/2013 - SUPPLY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: LATERAL 1 LOWER MAIN (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
If your outlet is on Lateral 1 Lower Main (Lucas Paddock Road) please contact Pioneer Valley Water operations staff to advise of your irrigation requirements.

Small particles caught by the mid-line pressure reducing valve are currently interfering with effective control of pressure in the Lower Main, Lateral 1. At this time, the Lower Main will remain out of service until repressurisation is specifically requested by irrigators. Particles will be flushed from the pressure reducing valve by irrigation allowing normal operations to resume.

Please provide as much notice as possible to ensure timely re-pressurisation of the Main.

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03/04/2013 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 LOWER MAIN (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE

A slow leak has developed in Lateral 1 in the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline (opposite the cane rail siding on Lucas Paddock Road). At this time, the leak is minor in nature and appears to have gone undetected for some time over the wet season, however, given the high pressure nature of the system it is considered prudent to investigate/repair the leak as soon as possible.

This has necessitated isolation of Lateral 1 at the mid-line valve pit (above Lamb's and Walker's outlets) to dry out the area immediately surrounding the leak, pending excavation (scheduled for Monday 08/04/2013).

No other current supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek21/01/2013

31/12/2012

UPDATE 21/01/2013
No current supply issues.

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31/12/2012 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
The Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline is currently de-pressurised pending inspection/repair of a leak discovered in the Tannalo Main (Tannalo - Galea Road) on 31 December. The current wet conditions are expected to hamper the initial excavation for inspection. We will be working to re-instate supply as soon as possible.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Updated details will also be posted here.

Palm Tree Creek27/08/2012

14/08/2012

13/08/2012

20/07/2012

20/06/2012

UPDATE 27/08/2012
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 27/08/2012
Interruption to supply as per Notice below

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UPDATE 13/08/2012 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
07:00am 14/08/2012 to 05:00pm 31/08/2012

SunWater have advised that they will be draining their Saddle Dam 2 Main (from Teemburra Dam) tomorrow, Tuesday 14 August. Flows up to 100Ml/Day are expected in Palm Tree Creek. Please give us a call if would like any further information.

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UPDATE 20/07/2012 - SUPPLY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
TANNALO OFF-TAKE

Updating our previous advice regarding failure of SunWater's valve at the Tannalo Off-take, we can advise that this issue has been diagnosed as a fault with the hydraulic arrangements. The issue is expected to be fully resolved in the short term pending arrival of parts from Italy. Interim modifications to enable re-instatement of supply have been made at this time, should it be required.

No other current supply issues.

PALM TREE CREEK OUTLET

Earlier this year SunWater advised us that they would be in a position to proceed with the rectification of their Palm Tree Creek Outlet this coming August. At that time, and on a number of occasions since, we have informed SunWater that work on the outlet could only proceed at a time when there would be an extended period of nil irrigation demand following reasonable rainfall.

We have made SunWater very aware of the frequency and length of the numerous shutdowns irrigators have been forced to endure over recent years with the Palm Tree Creek Outlet, and the major inconvenience these shutdowns have caused to irrigators and Pioneer Valley Water alike.

The Palm Tree Creek Outlet rectification proposed by SunWater involves removal of the discharge pipe from the outlet chamber so that it can be shortened to accommodate a new multi stage outlet. Also involved is the removal of the existing isolation valve and replacement with a new heavy duty guard valve. Manufacture of the new guard valve and multi stage outlet is scheduled for completion in early August and, if installation was then to proceed, work would take around three weeks. During the work, water supply would not be available for our Palm Tree Creek pipeline and no releases to Cattle Creek would be possible.

The rain over the last week, as well as severely disrupting the cane harvest, has provided an opportunity for SunWater to proceed with the rectification of the outlet, as it is not expected that there will be any irrigation requirement before the end of August. We have indicated this to SunWater and asked to be kept well informed on their progress so that we can provide any updates to irrigators.

The long term weather forecasts are predicting drier conditions for early next year and if these do eventuate it is important that SunWater's Palm Tree Creek outlet be fully operational so that releases can be made into the system to meet all water supply demands.

We will be monitoring the work by SunWater very closely and insisting that they do all possible to meet their scheduled completion by the end of August. Please give us a call if would like any further information.

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20/06/2012 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Failure of SunWater's valve at the Tannalo Off-take to the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline has necessitated an unplanned interruption to supply to allow investigation of the issue. Sunwater has advised that arrangements are being made for inspection of the valve from Monday 24 June, with a view to re-instating supply as soon as possible. This will involve draining of SunWater's Palm Tree Creek Main via Palm Tree Creek, and will see flows of up to 100Ml/Day in the Creek for a short duration (up to 2 hours) on Monday morning.

Pioneer Valley Water will advise as soon as supply has been reinstated. Please do not hesitate to contact us for current information.

Palm Tree Creek15/06/2012

08/06/2012

04/06/2012

27/04/2012

UPDATE 15/06/2012
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 08/06/2012
Interruption to supply as per Notice below

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UPDATE 04/06/2012 - AMENDMENT TO NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
SunWater have advised that they are unable to proceed with their proposed shutdown on the scheduled date due to recent rainfall, and will now interrupt supply via their Palm Tree Creek Main from 08:00am 08/06/2012 to 02:00pm 15/06/2012 to allow installation of an air-valve.

This interruption requires that all irrigation from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline irrigation scheme cease from 07:00am on 08/06/2012 12:00pm 16/06/2012. Pioneer Valley Water will be making every effort to return the scheme to service as soon as possible once supply has been re-instated by SunWater.

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27/04/2012 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
08:00am 04/06/2012 to 02:00pm 08/06/2012

SunWater have advised that they will interrupt supply via their Palm Tree Creek Main to allow installation of an air-valve.

This interruption requires that all irrigation from the Palm Tree Creek - Pipeline irrigation scheme cease from 07:00a.m. on Monday 04 June 2012 until 12:00 noon on Saturday 09 June 2012. Pioneer Valley Water will be making every effort to return the scheme to service as soon as possible once supply has been re-instated by SunWater.

Palm Tree Creek12/04/2012

11/04/2012

03/04/2012

UPDATE 12/04/2012
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 11/04/2012 - SUPPLY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: LATERAL 1 LOWER MAIN (LUCAS PADDOCK ROAD), PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
Lateral 1 (Lucas Paddock Road) is currently de-pressurised pending inspection (12/04/2012) of the pressure reducing valve at the Lateral 1 Off-take.

No other current supply issues.

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03/04/2012 - SUPPLY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: PALM TREE CREEK - PIPELINE
The scheme is currently de-pressurised to reduce the potential for infrastructure issues during the current wet period. Please advise us of your specific irrigation requirements (with as much notice as possible) to enable timely re-pressurisation.

No other current supply issues.

Palm Tree Creek24/11/2011No current supply issues