Kingsley: Water Corp provides temporary accommodation to tenants affected by flooding

The sink hole, now fenced off. Picture: Martin Kennealey
The sink hole, now fenced off. Picture: Martin Kennealey

WATER Corporation has provided temporary accommodation for tenants affected by flooding in Kingsley on Sunday when a water main burst.

Perth regional manager Garth Walter said flooding had already affected two properties in the area when the utility responded to the broken water main on Kingsley Drive early morning on October 8.

“When our crews arrived on site their first priority was to stop the flow of water,” he said.

“The cause of the break is not yet known, however a full investigation will be carried out.

“Our crews returned to site today to continue cleaning up the area.”

The car in the sinkhole. Picture: Peter Ruddle

Mr Walter said the flooding only affected one of the two properties internally.

“One vehicle, which was located directly above the section of water main that broke, was removed from an adjacent area of road which had subsided,” he said.

“We are working with the impacted residents and have arranged for our customer service team to help the owner and tenant of the property with internal flooding and the vehicle owner with any insurance claims.

“Temporary accommodation has been arranged for the tenants while repairs are undertaken.”

Picture: Martin Kennealey

Mr Walter said Water Corporation provided bottled water to about eight nearby properties that were without water for 11 hours while they repaired the main.

“We apologise to those affected by the broken water main and thank everyone for their patience and cooperation yesterday,” he said.

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