Flash flooding is expected today across parts of the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions as downpours also put pressure on Unitywater’s sewerage network.
With the heavy rainfall set to continue, Unitywater Chief Executive Officer Jon Black has urged people to remain safe by avoiding flood waters.
He also encouraged residents to ensure grates and drains connected to the sewer network on their property were cleared and unobstructed.
“This rain event is the latest of several across the region in a short time, with significant volumes of stormwater again entering our network,” Mr Black said.
“People can help mitigate potential issues by making sure Overflow Relief Gullies (ORGs) in their yards – and by that I mean the grates and drains connected to the sewer network – are clear and above water levels.”
“Our crews in the field and in our operations centre are working as hard as they can to continue the delivery of a safe and reliable water and sewerage service.”
Mr Black asked customers to call Unitywater if they were experiencing any issues with their services by dialling 1300 0 UNITY (1300 086 489).
Due to the large volumes of stormwater entering the sewerage network and the strain on infrastructure, some highly diluted overflows at controlled sites have occurred.
Crews are working around the clock in difficult conditions to deliver a safe and reliable service.