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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4942..


are possible in the first year. ACTEW already compares favorably in leakage ratios amongst Australian utilities and as such it is difficult to predict potential savings from an active leakage control program with relatively limited scope for improvements.

Water supply-burst main

(Question No 1074)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to a burst water main that occurred on the afternoon of Sunday 2 November 2003 at the Woden Bus Interchange:

(1) What was the cause of damage to this water main;

(2) When was this incident reported to ActewAGL;

(3) When were repairs to this water main completed;

(4) How many kilolitres of water were wasted as a result of this incident.

Mr Quinlan

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The incident referred to was caused by a split weld on an 80 mm diameter copper service pipeline in Bowes Street, Woden, resulting in water leaking from the pavement adjacent to the ACTION bus interchange platform.

(2) The leak on the service was reported to Faults and Emergency Centre ActewAGL at 19:35 on 30 October 2003 and was inspected by ActewAGL the same evening.

(3) Repairs to the main were undertaken on Sunday 2 November between 10:30 and 15:00. While repairs could have been undertaken earlier, repairs were delayed at the request of ACTION to ensure the bus interchange operation was not interrupted. Repairs were completed on 2 November.

(4) The volume of water that leaked from the damaged service is unknown.

Railway repairs

(Question No 1075)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 18 November 2003:

In relation to railway repairs and maintenance in the ACT and the use of NSW trains on ACT railways. Does the NSW Government contribute to the cost of repairs and maintenance of the railway track and associated infrastructure within the ACT.

Mr Stanhope

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Yes. The NSW Government, through its Rail Infrastructure Corporation, undertakes and pays for all of the railway repairs and maintenance within the ACT. This arrangement dates


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