Banksia Grove and Carramar residents to expect reduced water pressure during Water Corporation upgrades

Reduced water pressure is expected for Banksia Grove and Carramar residents tonight.
Reduced water pressure is expected for Banksia Grove and Carramar residents tonight.

Banksia Grove and Carramar residents should expect reduced water pressure tonight as part of essential works by the Water Corporation.

Upgrades to the Banksia Grove pump station will start at 9pm and could last up to 12 hours.

‘Most of Banksia Grove and the north eastern part of Carramar, near Pinjar Road, will experience reduced water pressure,’ Perth region manager Michael Andrews said.

‘Water will still be available although at lower pressures than normally experienced.

‘Some customers may be unable to use their shower and we recommend keeping water-using appliances switched off during this time.

‘This includes washing machines, dishwashers, hot water systems, garden reticulation and evaporative air conditioners.’Mr Andrews said people could still use taps for drinking water and toilets would still flush, but cisterns would take longer to refill.

‘Water may also appear aerated and discoloured when normal supply resumes, but this will quickly disappear and is safe to use,’ he said.

The upgrades will increase the capacity of the pump station serving the areas.