The 'poonami' has started...
"In a normal year, it's costing us $2 million [to clear sewer blockages] but in the last month or so, it has been a rapid increase," - Townsville City Council.
With estimates of "$400–$500 to have a CCTV inspection carried out and the blockage cleared" there is definitely a financial incentive to heed the advice of the water utilities: "Don't flush it. Bag it. Bin it."
Many thanks to all the plumbers, treatment plant operators and contractors out there that continue to keeping our pipes in service during this difficult time.
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