Fuel flows again in city
THE fuel is now flowing from most of Warwick’s petrol pumps with the final flood clean-up almost finished.
The United servo owner Sreenivas Pushpa was still surveying damage to the petrol tanks, bowsers and shop front yesterday.
Mr Pushpa said he worked into the night to get the servo clean but there was a great deal more work to do before they would be operational.
The fuel tanks had to be drained of water and all of the electrical work had to be checked by an electrician. He still had no idea of what the financial toll would be.
“We just have to get everything cleaned up first and get the petrol pumps working again before I can even look at that,” he said.
“We hope to be going again in the next day or so but can’t really guarantee when.”
The Albion Street BP was in a better state of repair and had been given the go-ahead for all but one of their bowsers.
The pump containing high-flow diesel had water in the motor and needed to be replaced but BP assistant manager Stuart Hammond said the outcome was better than expected.
“I thought at least some of the other bowsers would be gone for sure but we are now fully operational,” he said.
The Warwick Shell service station was back after days of waiting for a fuel delivery.