Water pipeline damaged in vandal attack

Maryborough calling for witnesses after a major water pipeline was deliberately damaged this week, causing $3000 in damage.

Receiving the call-out at 4 pm on Tuesday, police members attended the damaged Central Highlands Water pipeline, connected to the organisation’s water treatment facility, on Water Pipeline Track off Majorca Road.

The damage did not cause inconvenience to property owners, police said.

Police believe valves sealed in five separate concrete cappings were severely damaged by a crowbar, causing water to spray five metres into the air at some of the valves.

“Someone has removed the lids which covered the airvalves, which were stored in a concrete area of 1.5 metres, to cause the damage. It would have taken some time to do,” Constable Nicholas Derecki said.

“It was in an isolated area so there may not be witnesses but if anyone saw any suspicious vehicles in that area, please contact police,” he said.

The Maryborough Police Station can be contacted on 5460-3300.

For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 10.

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