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Coolmunda Dam (Inglewood township) ‘Live’ Audible siren testing
October 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunwater will conduct audible or ‘live’ testing of Coolmunda Dam’s emergency siren in Inglewood on Friday 28 October 2022 between 10:00am – 11.00am. The siren is located on Rabbits Hill, off Potters Road in Inglewood.
The test will last up to three minutes. The siren will sound along with voice announcements of ‘THIS IS ONLY A TEST’.
No action is required by community members during the test.
Sunwater suggests residents secure their pets and check in with neighbours to ensure they are aware that the test is being conducted.
There are many variables which may influence where the sound travels including wind direction, the topography of the landscape and other noise interference at the time, such as machinery. Depending on where you are at the time of testing you may not hear the siren, but it is important to remember that the emergency siren is one of many tools that will be used to alert you in the unlikely event of a dam failure. The siren is not used during water releases or standard flood operations.
To learn more about the audible siren tests visit: bit.ly/SirenTesting2022