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Collapse Issue 473 - 08 Jul 2019Issue 473 - 08 Jul 2019
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Council to consider urban shade and green space
Unemployment is worse on the Peninsula, says Tesch
Upgrade for Patonga boat ramp carpark
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Bulk-billing medical practice opens in Umina
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Community group tackles abandoned boats
Real estate employee mauled by dogs during inspection
Film about Mingaletta Aunties premieres this week
Tourism group welcomes Council plan
Comments sought on Bouddi park management plan
Mountain bike trails proposed for national park
Draft park plan includes climate change responses
Mains cleaning at Umina Heights and Pearl Beach
Quarterly bills introduced with lower water rates
Permission sought for underground tanks
Council approves five applications
New house subject to council approval
Emily to use fun run to raise money for Clown Doctors
Helen Ferguson succumbs to injuries
Unaware he had won
Community grants
Changeover at Woy Woy Rotary
High tea raises $950
Rotary club farewells exchange student
Ettalong garden beds to get a makeover
New president outlines his goals
Branch president named Woman of the Year
Beds 'important' for sporting and ageing populations
Medium density plan will change local character forever
Need to remove dead tree
Full recovery expected after surfing accident
Climate change policy is a winner
What priority is given to species protection?
Developers have won hands down
Umina resident shaves her head
Defibrillators installed in supermarkets
Staff celebrate anniversaries
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Free family-friendly jazz festival for Ettalong
Weaving workshop
Blues Across the Bay plans progress well
Three artists announced for art show
Former student designs indigenous rugby jersey
Crossing supervisor leaves after 18 years
Farm welcomes twin lambs
Kindergarten students shown college farm
Knocked out of knockout competition
Comedy club to perform at eisteddfod
Peninsula students attend dance festival
Jesse takes part in vocal program
New campus principal appointed
Picnic in schoolgrounds over the holidays?
Recycled materials used to make sailboats
University students observe kitchen garden program
Learning woodworking at the Men's Shed
Women's soccer clubs both win
Women's bowling club unfurls flags
Tom Payne takes out longboard title
Sherriff takes out third singles title
Qualified for world boxing championships
Raising money for amenities block
Umina boxer to make television debut
Elected to regional cricket board
Major Pairs champions
Woy Woy was beaten by Avoca Beach

Mains cleaning at Umina Heights and Pearl Beach

Residents at Umina Heights and Pearl Beach may experience dirty water over the next week or so, as Central Coast Council continues its water mains cleaning program in the area between July 12 and 15.

Council acting director Mr Jamie Loader said new technology would be used to ensure water was not wasted and disruption to the community was minimal.

"Council undertakes regular maintenance of our water mains to ensure the continued high quality delivery of this essential service to the community," he said.

"We are using a new technology that treats and then recycles the treated water back into the mains, ensuring minimal water is wasted during the process - something that is essential as we head closer to the introduction of Level 1 water restrictions for the region."

Mr Loader said work would be conducted between 8am and 5pm at Umina Heights on July 12 and 13, and Pearl Beach on July 14 and 15.

"We will implement a range of measures to reduce the impact on the community," he said.

Central Coast mayor Cr Jane Smith said Council balances the need to use water and maintain the system, with using the latest water saving technology.

"If we all practise short and long-term water conservation behaviours now, together we may be able to avoid reaching the very low dam levels which saw us on stringent Level 4 water restrictions during the Millennium Drought," Cr Smith said.

If residents experience discoloured water, residents are advised to run the front garden tap into a bucket for 30 seconds to check if the water clears.

If it doesn't, they should wait one hour and repeat the process.

Once water from the front tap is clear, residents should run their back garden tap into a bucket for 30 seconds to ensure there is no discoloured water in their pipes.

This water can be used on the garden.

If water is still discoloured after one hour, contact Council on 1300 463 954.

If water becomes discoloured during a washing cycle, it is advised to leave clothes wet and rewash them after the water clears to minimise the risk of staining.

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