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SA Water, Interflow support flooded communities

SA Water and Interflow’s efforts to support flooded towns and communities throughout Australia in 2022 haven’t ceased.

After heavy rain in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria caused exceptional flooding late last year in several towns along the length of the Murray River in Southern Australia, SA Water and Interflow’s help towards the impacted communities continue.

With the water only now starting to recede in the last few weeks, this help is more than necessary today.

Located 84 kilometres east of Adelaide lies the historic town of Mannum, on the west bank of the river, where a number of properties became inundated with floodwaters.

“Some of these low-lying properties feed into the common wastewater main, and if nothing was done the river could have freely flowed into the wastewater network, inundating pump stations and impacting SA WaterCorp’s ability to provide wastewater services to some of their local customers,” shared the Interflow team.

“Early on in the event, SA Water put several actions in place to help mitigate this challenge, including calling on some of its contract partners, such as Interflow.”

Interflow welcomed its ongoing collaboration with SA Water to support local communities.

“Working consistently over three weeks, together with SA Water, we isolated required properties from the local wastewater network, through patching and sealing, and continue to work with the utility now, gradually restoring services as the floodwaters recede,” said the Interflow team.

“We’re proud of the SA Water and Interflow teams’ quick response through the floods, and for supporting the local communities.”

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