Water havoc ends as workers finish 12-hour pipe fix

A MAJOR pipe break at the Kalkie Water Treatment Plant caused havoc overnight Monday with hundreds of homes and businesses affected.

Bundaberg Regional Council water portfolio spokesman Councillor Alan Bush said affected areas included Kalkie, Burnett Heads, The Port, The Hummock, Bargara, Innes Park, Coral Cove, Elliott Heads and Riverview.

Residents in those areas had varying experiences with some completely losing their supply, some getting discoloured water and others having extremely low water pressure.

Kacy's Bargara Beach Motel at Bargara had to close the restaurant.

"We had a lot of people book into the restaurant on Monday night," a restaurant employee said.

"It was a little bit of an inconvenience."

The employee said they were lucky the motel's water supply wasn't badly affected.

"(But) we couldn't take that chance with the restaurant," she said.

"Our dishwasher won't work with low (water) pressure.

"We called everyone early."

Cr Bush said the council apologised for the inconvenience, which took about 10-12 hours to fix.

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