Killarney Pump Station
15 February 2021
Southern Downs Regional Council advises residents of Killarney of a switchboard failure at the Killarney pump station on 13 February 2021.
Council has been advised that this failure caused the overflow of approximately 200 KL from a sewer pump on site but that the overflow was contained on the ground and that there was no inflow to waterways.
Approximately 26000 litres of overflow was captured in the emergency storage tanks. Site cleaning has taken place with vacuum truck and the overflow site was disinfected this morning.
A Council spokesperson said “A switchboard failure potentially caused by the storm on Saturday night wasn’t discovered until this morning. At this time, the Killarney pump stations are not yet integrated into our control system therefore no remote alarms were generated over the weekend”
Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said ‘The integration of both sewer pump stations in Killarney with SDRC’s control system is high on Council’s agenda and is being addressed together with the overall strategy to replace and improve our aging infrastructure.
‘I want to thank our very capable Infrastructure Services team for responding with exceptional speed and efficiency as soon as they were made aware of the situation’ said the Mayor.
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the community for their understanding.