School's in after water problem discovered

IT IS business as usual today at Wade High School after a burst water main forced the school to close for two days.

On Monday around 7.30am the school was notified that there were problems with the water supply meaning there would be no water for drinking, toilets or air-conditioners.

However, after workers tore up concrete near the home economics department the source of the problem was discovered yesterday morning.

Students and staff will head back into classrooms today, with principal Ken Chalmers saying the school would be fully operational.

Mr Chalmers said he was impressed with how well the school community had coped with the disruption.

"We spent all day on Monday trying to locate the leak that was under the concrete," he said.

"Now that we've located the problem it should be resolved this afternoon (Tuesday).

"Parents have been very supportive and understanding.

"The support we've been given by the whole community has been great too.

"I've been really impressed by how well everyone worked together.

"A big thanks to Griffith High School for allowing our staff and some students, who went there on Tuesday to use the facilities."

The disruption affected 830 students who attend Wade High School.


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