Work starts on Cracow water supply

WATER may finally flow in Cracow with the news that work is set to begin on the town's long-awaited water supply next week.

Banana Shire water and sewerage engineer Anthony Lipsys said the contractor would start preliminary work on the system next week.

He said construction was due to take two or three months, depending on weather and evacuation issues.

Mr Lipsys said there was no set date for the water to be switched on but expected the supply to be operational before the end of the financial year.

The water supply had been originally hoped to be completed by the end of last year, but delays in the agreement between Council and Cracow Gold Mine on the water put the project back on track.

Back in January, Mr Lipsys said “with any agreement such as the i's need to be dotted and t's crossed to the satisfaction of both council and the mine to ensure all interests are protected.”

Increasing costs for the project, which has blown out an extra $175,000, was another reason for the delay.

Cracow residents were hoping last Chrismtas would be wet, but it appears the next one should be.

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