Review responds to community’s copper pipe concerns

MidCoast Council

MidCoast Council has engaged an independent consultant to review the performance of the Gloucester Water Supply System in response to public concerns about the corrosion of copper water pipes at several properties.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott, said while the quality of the water being supplied by the Gloucester Water Supply System had been floated as the cause by some in the community, he was confident this wasn’t the case.

“All pipe materials age over time and none are immune to breaking. Corrosion of copper water pipes within properties is not uncommon regardless of whether they are connected to town water or use rainwater,” Mr Scott explained.

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