City water supply secure

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POLICE are urging people not to panic about Port Lincoln’s water supply being cut off, dispelling rumours that it would be cut off this afternoon.

Eyre and West Superintendent Andrew Thiele said contingency plans were in place to ensure the supply to Port Lincoln even ifthe power outage continued.

“Even though the power is off we have enough water to supply the town and SA Water have contingencies in place to ensure water supply continues.

“They are setting up generators as we speak to power the pumps and supply water to the town so there’s no need to panic.”

He said the rumour that the water would be shut off at 4pm this afternoonwas a “mistruth” spread by a member of the community.

An SA Water spokesperson said power generators hadarrived to assist with filling water storage tanks to maintain water supplies.

“Once mains power is fully restored, these generators will remain in the area as backup in case of further power outages.

“There are currently sufficient storage levels to ensure water supply continuity.

“We want to reassure residents that their water supplies are safe to drink and availability is secure. We are continuing to closely monitor water storage levels.

“We would like to thank the community for minimising their water use and their ongoing support.

“We will continue to provide regular updates on our website, Twitter and Facebook.”

Anyone experiencing service interruptions should contact the Customer Service Centre on1300 650 950.

Superintendent Thiele said the city’s food supplies were also secure with generators powering all of the supermarkets andrefrigerated trucks ready to restock the stores as needed.

Emergency relief

A relief centre has been set up at Ravendale and loss of power grants are available for immediate essential needs.

The grant is not means tested, and is available to support people directly impacted by power outages during the declared major incident from September 28 to 29.

To be eligible your principal place of residence must have been continuously without power from 3.50pm Wednesday, September 28 to at least noon Thursday, September 29.

Recipients must have suffered hardship as a result of the power outage and be unable to meet immediate essential needs for food, clothing, medical supplies or temporary accommodation.

Eligible people will receive $280 per adult and $140 per child, up to a maximum of $700 per household.

To apply for the Loss of Power Grant, download and complete a Loss of Power Grant application available at 苏州美甲美睫培训学校sa.gov419论坛 or at relief centres and lodge in person at an emergency relief centre.

Free dumpingThe Port Lincoln City Council is distributing a food safety fact sheet about how long food can be kept unrefrigerated before it has to be thrown away to address food poisoning risks.

The Hassell Road Resource Recovery Centre in Port Lincoln will be open on Saturday and Sunday and Veolia will be accepting waste food at no charge.

Check on your neighbourPeople are being encouraged to check on vulnerable people in the community to make sure they are okay.

Superintendent Thiele said the Department of Communities and Social inclusion was asking people to check on their neighbours and if necessary register them at the Ravendale relief centre and the Red Cross would visit them and provide food if required.

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