Lightning players will feature in a series of videos to encourage the community to do a few simple checks around their home as everyone prepares for storm season and the next La Nina.
Unitywater Executive Manager Customer and Community Katherine Gee said warmer temperatures and humidity through to March made it more likely that rains would come in short-lived, high intensity events.
“Sudden bursts of very heavy rain are hard to manage for anyone and can have dramatic effects. But heavy rains can have some less obvious impacts too, especially on our water and sewerage systems,” she said.
“Storm season preparations this year remind customers to check their overflow relief gullies (ORGs) and where their downpipes are connected.
“A lot of people won’t know what their ORG is or where it’s located, but it’s actually a very important piece of infrastructure that ensures any sewage overflows happen outside your home, not in it.
“Our friends at Lightning are highlighting the importance of ORGs or as we like to call them – our ‘little heroes’ – and how it pays to know if yours is storm-ready.”
Ms Gee said the campaign also asked customers to update their contact details with Unitywater to stay informed over the storm season.
“Power outages during storms can affect water pumps and boosters, interrupting the water supply. Update your contact details so that we can let you know if there’s an issue impacting you,” she said.
The campaign will run from December through to February. Watch the videos here and here.
For more tips visit www.unitywater.com/storm-ready and follow Unitywater on Facebook.