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Mullumbimby pool on track to open on 1 September

Mullumbimby residents should see the water in the Petria Thomas pool starting to clear with work underway to ensure the gates open for the start of the swimming season on 1 September 2017.

The pool complex was inundated with flood water during Ex-Cyclone Debbie and Byron Shire Council has received approval from its insurers to undertake repairs.

It’s estimated the cost of damage caused by the flood was $66,000.

Byron Shire Council’s Open Space Facilities Coordinator, Pattie Ruck, said a mobile water filtration unit was now operating at the pool and was filtering approximately 200,000 litres of water a day.

“The pool holds 1,825,000 litres of water so this is a big job but already we are starting to see the water quality improve,” Mrs Ruck said.

The mobile filtration unit has come from Melbourne and processes 140 litres of water a minute.

“We did try to get a filtration unit from a local supplier but the nearest one was on the Gold Coast and they were too busy to help us,” Mrs Ruck said.

The kiosk is also being repaired after it was damaged by water inundation and that work is expected to be finished in August.

“We are aiming to have the pool open on 1 September and the water crystal clear for the first day of the swimming season,” Mrs Ruck said.  

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Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.