Dunsborough Lakes flooded from burst main

Dunsborough Lakes resident Samantha Jones found herself outside admiring the moon around 11pm last night when she head a thunderous crash.

She was met with one of the biggest water main explosions she had ever seen.

Ms Jones said the water gushed out for two hours and was spraying about 40 feet in the air.

Water Corporation South West regional manager, John Janssen said a broken water main near the corner of Aldercress Approach and Birkdale Green in Dunsborough was reported around 1.30am on Friday morning. 

Mr Janssen said their local crews attended the break and stopped the flow of water around 3am which resulted in a temporary water outage for some residents in the area.

“We are door-knocking residents this morning to provide bottled water to those affected,” he said.

“Crews are working to repair the break, which is anticipated to be complete by this afternoon. At this stage the cause of the break is unknown, however we will investigate this while we carry out repairs.”  

Mr Janssen said there was some damage to a driveway, footpath and two vehicles that were parked in the area.  

“We have been liaising with the owners on damage caused by the break,” he said.

“We sincerely apologise to residents in the area for any inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience while we carry out repairs.” 

Images supplied by Samantha Jones.