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irrigation areastatus / datedetails
Septimus05/10/2016

27/09/2016

UPDATE 05/10/2016
No current supply issues.

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27/09/2016 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERALS 5 and 5/1, SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Laterals 5 and 5/1 pending repairs to a leak discovered 27/09/2016.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support.  The duration of the closure is unknown at this stage, and PVWater operations personnel are in the field working to re-instate supply as soon as possible.

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

Septimus23/08/2016

12/08/2016

UPDATE 23/08/2016
No current supply issues.

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12/08/2016 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: LATERAL 1 DOWNSTREAM OF BOOSTER PUMP STATION: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
12:00pm 12/08/2016 to 05:00pm 22/08/2016

Please be advised that supply is unavailable downstream of the Septimus Booster Pump for the indicated period.  This is due to a fault with the Booster Pump control panel.

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.

Septimus12/10/2015

06/10/2015

03/10/2015

01/10/2015

29/09/2015

18/09/2015

UPDATE 12/10/2015
No current supply issues.

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06/10/2015 NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY LATERAL 3, SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
11:00am 03/10/2015 to 05:00pm 09/10/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Lateral 3 on the Septimus irrigation scheme for the indicated period.This is due to the original repair timeframe being affected by additional repairs found to be required on the Lateral 3 isolation valve, and the subsequent worsening of the leak on Saturday the 03/10/2015.

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.

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UPDATE 03/10/2015
On Saturday the 03/10/2015 operations staff received notice that the existing leak had worsened, requiring immediate isolation of Lateral 3. Repair work will be scheduled ASAP.

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UPDATE 01/10/2015
The Lateral 3 isolation valve has been repaired, and Lateral 3 has been returned to service. Repair works on the leak will be rescheduled in a weeks time.

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UPDATE 29/09/2015
During preparation work on the leak, the Lateral 3 isolation valve was found to be faulty, repair has been booked for Thursday the 01/10/2015.

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18/09/2015 NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY LATERAL 3, SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
06:30am 28/09/2015 to 05:00pm 02/10/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Lateral 3 in the Septimus irrigation scheme for the indicated period, to enable repair of a break in the HDPE main. This interruption will only affect irrigators on Lateral 3.

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.

Septimus13/08/2015

27/07/2015

22/07/2015

20/07/2015

UPDATE 13/08/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 27/07/2015
Repairs to the Lower Rising Main have now been completed. Supply has been reinstated to outlets taking supply from the Upper and Lower Rising Mains, and Laterals 1, 2, 3, and 4. Laterals 5 and 5/1 remain out of service as per the advice of interruption dated 19/07/2015 (below)

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UPDATE 22/07/2015
Rainfall has delayed today's planned repair of this leak. Repairs will be undertaken as soon as suitable conditions prevail.

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20/07/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
12:00pm 20/07/2015 to 05:00pm 22/07/2015

Please be advised that supply is unavailable within the Septimus scheme until repairs are effected to a break in the Lower Rising Main.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support. PVWater operations personnel are in the field working to re-instate supply as soon as possible.

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

Irrigators taking supply from Laterals 5 and 5/1, please also refer to notice of interruption dated 19/07/2015 ( below ).

Septimus02/07/2015

01/07/2015

24/06/2015

UPDATE 02/07/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 01/07/2015
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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24/06/2015 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
01:00pm 01/07/2015 to 05:00pm 02/07/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable within the Septimus irrigation scheme for the indicated period, to enable replacement of a damaged non-return valve in the Septimus Relift pump station. The interruption will affect all Septimus irrigators.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support. The duration of the closure has been estimated to allow for refilling of the system following replacement of the valve. If attempts are made to take supply over the indicated interruption period, the duration may need to be extended.

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

Septimus08/04/2015

08/04/2015

30/03/2015

UPDATE 08/04/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 08/04/2015
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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30/03/2015 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
07:00am 08/04/2015 to 05:00pm 08/04/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable in the Septimus Scheme for the period indicated, to allow electrical testing of all pumps as part of an audit of the scheme.

We are partnering with Ergon Energy in a study to initially determine the energy efficiency of all of our pump stations at Septimus and then to examine what options may be available to minimise the impact of increasing electricity costs.

As we have mentioned previously, a move to large business electricity tariffs for Septimus at the end of the transitional tariff period in 2020 would see a major hike in pumping costs. We are exploring all avenues in this critical matter and have engaged an experienced consultant for the audit.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this interruption but we will need to accurately monitor pump flows for the efficiency tests without any take off by customers.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Septimus13/03/2015

10/03/2015

UPDATE 13/03/2015
No current supply issues.

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10/03/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY LATERALS 5 and 5/1, SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Laterals 5 and 5/1 until repairs are effected to a break in the Lateral 5/1 HDPE main.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support. The duration of the closure is unknown at this stage, and Pioneer Valley Water operations personnel are in the field working to re-instate supply as soon as possible. The repair is not a difficult one, but requires dry conditions for electrofusion welding.

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

Septimus26/02/2015

25/02/2015

11/02/2015

UPDATE 26/02/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 25/02/2015
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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11/02/2015 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY UPPER BALANCING STORAGE (Upper Main, Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1)
08:00am 18/02/2015 to 05:00pm 27/02/2015

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Upper Septimus irrigation area for the indicated period, to enable the repair of a leak in the Upper rising main pipeline. The interruption will affect irrigators who draw water from the Upper Main, and Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1.

Repair of the leak requires draining of the Upper rising main pipeline to enable draining/drying of the affected leak area.

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

Septimus16/05/2014

29/04/2014

UPDATE 16/05/2014
No current supply issues.

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28/04/2014 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: Septimus Irrigation Scheme
02:00pm 28/04/2014 to 05:00pm 16/05/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable within the Septimus irrigation scheme for the indicated period, to enable repair of two leaks (Lower Main and Lateral 5) which have developed over the Wet Season. The interruption will affect all Septimus irrigators.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support. The duration of the closure has been extended to allow the ground around the leak in the Lower Main time to dry sufficiently to allow excavation and repair, and is dependent on prevailing weather conditions in the interim.

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

Septimus22/01/2014

15/01/2014

14/01/2014

UPDATE 22/01/2014
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 15/01/2013
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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14/01/2014 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTIION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY UPPER BALANCING STORAGE (Upper Main, Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1)
08:00am 15/01/2014 to 05:00pm 22/01/2014

Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from the Upper Balancing Storage in the Septimus irrigation scheme for the indicated period, to enable re-installation of the refurbished Upper Balancing Storage isolation valve. The interruption will affect irrigators who draw water from the Upper Main, and Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support. 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. Re-installation of the isolation valve requires draining of the Upper Balancing storage and to assist with timely re-instatement of supply, we ask that no water be taken over the period.

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

Septimus03/04/2013

15/03/2013

01/03/2013

UPDATE 03/04/2013
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 15/03/2013 - EXTENSION TO INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY UPPER BALANCING STORAGE (Upper Main, Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1)
The isolation valve in the Upper Balancing Storage requires removal/refurbishment. We anticipate removal on Friday 25/03/2013 and re-instatement of supply by 27/03/2013 pending clearance of debri and sand from the pumping pool in Cattle Creek.

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01/03/2013 - INTERRUPTIION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY UPPER BALANCING STORAGE (Upper Main, Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1)
Pioneer Valley Water is taking the opportunity offered by current wet weather to drain the Upper Balancing Storage and inspect the isolation valve which has become difficult to operate. Supply will be interrupted to users accessing water from the Upper Main, and Laterals 3, 4, 5 and 5/1 until we can return water to the Upper Balancing Storage (est. 3 week supply interruption). Please contact us if you have any queries or if you require supply in the interim.

Septimus12/02/2013

11/02/2013

04/02/2013

UPDATE 12/02/2013
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 11/02/2013
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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04/02/2012 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
07:00am 11/02/2012 to 06:00pm 12/02/2012

Supply will be unavailable in the whole of the Septimus Irrigation Scheme for the stated period. The interruption is to enable re-installation of the (now-repaired) pump which was removed from the Septimus Re-lift pump station at the beginning of November last year. Please do not take water during the stated period as this will result in extension of the duration of the interruption.

Thank you in advance for your patience and assistance. Re-installation of this pump will restore full capacity to the scheme. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Septimus01/11/2012

31/10/2012

29/10/2012

UPDATE 01/11/2012
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 31/10/2012
Interruption to supply as per below Notice.

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29/10/2012 - NOTICE OF INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
07:00am 31/10/2012 to 06:00pm 01/11/2012

Supply will be unavailable in the whole of the Septimus Irrigation Scheme for the stated period. The interruption is to enable removal of a failed pump from the Septimus Re-lift pump station for repairs. Please do not take water during the interruption period as this will result in extension of the duration of the interruption.

We apologise for the short notice. We are attempting to ensure that we don't end up in a situation where we are unable to meet increasing demand with our remaining pump capacity. Thank you for your patience and assistance. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Septimus13/08/2015

22/07/2015

19/07/2015

UPDATE 13/08/2015
No current supply issues.

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UPDATE 22/07/2015
Excavation today has revealed that replacement of the Lateral 5/1 Offtake tee is necessary. The tee is not a stock item and will require fabrication once components are to hand. Quotations are being sought, and repairs will be effected as soon as the tee has been fabricated.

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19/07/2015 - INTERRUPTION TO SUPPLY: IRRIGATORS SUPPLIED BY LATERALS 5 and 5/1, SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
Please be advised that supply will be unavailable from Laterals 5 and 5/1 until repairs are effected to a break in the Lateral 5 HDPE main.

We apologise for the short notice, and thank you for your support. The duration of the closure is unknown at this stage, and PVWater operations personnel are in the field working to re-instate supply as soon as possible.

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

Septimus11/04/2012

03/04/2012

UPDATE 11/04/2012
No current supply issues.

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03/04/2012 - SUPPLY AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: SEPTIMUS IRRIGATION AREA
The pumping pool at Septimus pump station on Cattle Creek requires inspection prior to commencement of irrigation. Please advise us of your specific irrigation requirements (with as much notice as possible) to enable timely inspection and possible in-stream works to be carried out.

Septimus24/11/2011No current supply issues