Topics:  andrew antoniolli, ipswich cbd, queensland urban utilities, quu, water main

Burst water main closes road in Ipswich CBD ... again!

A BURST water main forced the closure of Limestone St on Thursday night and caused "large amounts of water and clay" to spew on to the street, police said.

Both lanes of Limestone St were closed between East St and Ellenborough St after a pipe under the footpath burst around 11.55pm on Thursday.

Police attended and the street remained shut until 4am, when Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) workers fixed the burst.

"We had crews on site at around 2am, and they found and isolated the burst," a QUU spokeswoman said.

"Because of the time we had no reports of customers without water, and everything was repaired before 6.30am."

Burst water mains have plagued the Ipswich CBD since 2009, when a leak caused a large hole in the road at the intersection of Brisbane and East Sts.

Councillor Andrew Antoniolli said it was up to QUU to decide whether the network needed work.

"It's a QUU asset ... when it was Ipswich Water and there were regular breaks we'd certainly take them into account," Cr Antoniolli said.



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